Madonna celebrated Purim this year. The 56-year-old was spotted wearing an outfit that only showed her eyes and mouth this year, with a furry parka covering her head.
She joined her two children, Lourdes, 18, and 14-year-old Rocco in New York City to celebrate the Jewish holiday which celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire.
Lourdes wore a minidress and thigh-high boots while Rocco opted for a beret over his long blonde hair, white jeans and a top and a grey jacket, according to the Daily Mail.
Madonna’s Hebrew name is Esther, which aligns with the Jewish queen told in the tale of the Megillah. She has been rather public about her conversion and practice of the Jewish religion, mostly her regular practice of Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism.
With staying true to the rituals of Judaism, Madonna no longer holds concerts on Friday evenings due to Shabbos, a day of rest and detachment from any technology. She also wears a red string on her left wrist for protection and to ward off the “Evil Eye.”
She was first drawn to the religion in the 1990s and stated it helped her deal with the overwhelming world-wide fame.
Most artists and celebrities seem like they’re always going, at times becoming burnt out, but those who follow the religion are forced to take a day away from the technological connected world from Friday evening to Saturday evening. This allows for family togetherness and the ability to rest their minds.
Last year’s Purim Madonna took on the role of the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, played by actress Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones for the holiday.
‘Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty,’ the hitmaker posted to Instagram, along with a snap of herself recreating the fictional character.
Emulating the exiled royalty of the Targaryen clan, the blonde beauty donned a leather buckled corset and lacy top as she wore her locks in tangles over her chest.
Sporting brass bracelets on her wrists, the star completed her Game Of Thrones persona with twin dragon figurines on her shoulders.