"One of the more immediate things that one notices upon arriving in Jerusalem are the "Hassidim", conspicuously dressed, ultra religious, Jewish men wearing frock coats, black hats, sporting long beards and flowing side curls" ...

Left: Purim is the one festival in the Jewish calendar that demands merry-making and happiness.

Right: Modesty requires that the face of this Hassidic bride is fully covered.

Photographs by Joshua Haruni. All Rights Reserved © foto8 2003
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