Jewish community to mark Purim

The Jewish community in Russia tonight will mark one of the most important Jewish holidays Purim.

It symbolizes the victory of good over evil.

On this day everyone gives each other gifts and help the poor.

The history of this celebration is rooted in the 5 century BC.

It is dedicated to the events of the Old Testament and is associated with the deliverance of the Jewish people from destruction by the Persians.

Purim is traditionally accompanied by masquerades, performances and huge feasts.

Only on this day are men allowed to drink alcohol.

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