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until one cannot decide between good and bad

The stereotype of the Ultra-Orthodox Jew is of serious, strict, obedient people. In Hebrew the term for Ultra-Orthodox is 'Haredi', which literally means: anxious.

Yet, one day during the year, many break their norms, habits. This day is the feast of Purim (the feast of the customs). Some believe that one of the rules of the day is to 'drink wine until one cannot decide between good and bad'.

The phenomenon can raise interesting questions about the human nature, and his ability to keep to strict norms that are set upon him…

 

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Taken on March 6, 2015