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Image   •   oct 02, 2018 13:59 CEST

Image Description: <p>This photo depicts a banquet seen in a religious school during the Pourim celebrations in the ultra religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem on march 2nd 2018. Purim commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews. This took place in the ancient Achaemenid Persian Empire. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Ester in Hebrew). On this special day celebrated all around Israel as a huge festival (costumes and parties), religious people have to fulfill a few missions such as charity to the poor, a banquet and the duty to get drunk until you’re won’t be able to distinguish right from wrong. Mea Shearim is a very closed neighborhood, not easy to access and to photograph, where religious people lived apart from the rest of the israeli society in a very strong community life. Ultra orthodox people are now almost one million people in Israel.
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Photographe / Source Sebastien Leban
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