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Jews in Israel, New York celebrate freedom on Purim

AP

Published : Mar 14, 2017, 2:04 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 8:39 pm IST
The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther (Photo: AP)
The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther (Photo: AP)
Ultra-orthodox jews in parts of Israel and the US took to the streets for celebrations (Photo: AP)
Ultra-orthodox jews in parts of Israel and the US took to the streets for celebrations (Photo: AP)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and children wear costumes during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem (Photo: AP)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and children wear costumes during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem (Photo: AP)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem (Photo: AP)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem (Photo: AP)
A boy, in costume as a mummy for the Jewish celebration of Purim, leads his pet goat out of a Brooklyn bakery (Photo: AP)
A boy, in costume as a mummy for the Jewish celebration of Purim, leads his pet goat out of a Brooklyn bakery (Photo: AP)
People watch a passing float of U.S. President Donald Trump during a march in a Purim parade in the town of Holon near Tel Aviv (Photo: AP)
People watch a passing float of U.S. President Donald Trump during a march in a Purim parade in the town of Holon near Tel Aviv (Photo: AP)
Jewish settlers celebrate Purim holiday in the West Bank city of Hebron (Photo: AP)
Jewish settlers celebrate Purim holiday in the West Bank city of Hebron (Photo: AP)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish child wearing U.S. President Donald Trump's mask and costume walks during the Purim festival in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv (Photo: AP)
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish child wearing U.S. President Donald Trump's mask and costume walks during the Purim festival in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv (Photo: AP)

Tags: Culture and Heritage, Purim, Israel