Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate after getting drunk during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Video. Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Purim holiday in Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrated Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrated Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood.

The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with costumes, parades, festive meals and parties. 

The holiday commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther.

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