Ultra-Orthodox Jews Celebrate Purim In Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Celebrate Purim In Jerusalem

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman that belongs to an extreme sect that is nicknamed "the Jewish Taliban" walks with her face and body completely covered on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther. UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl, dressed as Queen Esther, walks with her family on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl, dressed as Queen Esther, celebrates  the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy wears a Torah costume on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed as Arabs, celebrate on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews block traffic while dancing in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A drunk Ultra-Orthodox Jew dances in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy walks on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews block traffic while dancing in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman that belongs to an extreme sect that is nicknamed "the Jewish Taliban" walks with her face and body completely covered on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl, dressed as Queen Esther, celebrates  the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl, dressed as Queen Esther, walks with her family on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman that belongs to an extreme sect that is nicknamed "the Jewish Taliban" walks with her face and body completely covered on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews block traffic while dancing in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews block traffic while dancing in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy walks on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A drunk Ultra-Orthodox Jew dances in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed as Arabs, celebrate on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy wears a Torah costume on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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Intoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl, dressed as Queen Esther, celebrates  the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl, dressed as Queen Esther, walks with her family on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillIntoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman that belongs to an extreme sect that is nicknamed "the Jewish Taliban" walks with her face and body completely covered on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillIntoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews block traffic while dancing in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillIntoxicated Ultra-Orthodox Jews block traffic while dancing in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy walks on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillUltra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillA drunk Ultra-Orthodox Jew dances in the street on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillUltra-Orthodox Jews, dressed as Arabs, celebrate on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillUltra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillUltra-Orthodox Jews wear costumes on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy wears a Torah costume on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia as told in the book of Esther.  UPI/Debbie HillAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman that belongs to an extreme sect that is nicknamed