Purim, in Measharim, Jerusalem

Residents of the Jerusalem suburb of Measharim, in Israel, are known for their hostility towards strangers; particularly if they are not religious and not modestly dressed. However, on the festival of purim, even Measharim lets its guard down and visitors are welcome, with everyone joining in in the festivities.

\In Measharim on Purim, Jerusalem, Israel

Dancing in the street

In Measharim on Purim, Jerusalem, Israel

A Charedi familiy watches the festival from the comfort of their balcony

In Measharim on Purim, Jerusalem, Israel

We followed the old rabbi (walking away from the camera) as he made his way through the city handing out sweets and blessings to small shildren.

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In Measharim on Purim, Jerusalem, Israel

Street portrait

In Measharim on Purim, Jerusalem, Israel

Until next year, farewell and purim sameach

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