Beit Shemesh

An Ultra-Orthodox man whips a Jewish man with a leather strap as a symbolic punishment for his sins during the traditional Malkot ceremony just hours before the start of Yom Kippur at a synagogue October 3, 2014 in Beit Shemesh, Israel. The Jewish state comes to a complete halt for the Day of Atonement - a period of fasting, reflection and prayers on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

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An Ultra-Orthodox man whips a Jewish man with a leather strap as a symbolic punishment for his sins during the traditional Malkot ceremony just hours before the start of Yom Kippur at a synagogue on Friday in Beit Shemesh, Israel

Israeli soldiers from the army's Home Front Command wearing chemical warfare suits carry a dummy of an injured man as they take part in a defence drill simulating a chemical missile attack in the central Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, on October 2 2013.

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Israeli soldiers in chemical warfare suits carry a dummy during a simulated chemical missile attack in the central Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, on Wednesday.

An Israeli border policeman stands guard next to two Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men during a demonstration in Beit Shemesh, Israel, 15 August 2013. Some hundred Jews protested against the construction of new housing units on a site that they believe is an ancient Jewish burial site.

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An Israeli border policeman stands guard next to two Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men during a demonstration in Beit Shemesh, Israel, 15 August 2013. Some hundred Jews protested against the construction of new housing units on a site that they believe is an ancient Jewish burial site.