An Orthodox Jewish woman reads from a holy book as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem‘s old city. A group known as Women of the Wall convene monthly for prayers, wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that ultra-Orthodox Jews believe only men are allowed to do.
A Palestinian woman stands with her furniture as her house is demolished in Beit Hanina, east Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Jerusalem municipality said there was a court order to raze the house, which was built without a permit.
An Orthodox Jew weeps outside the Jerusalem home of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef , after receiving news of his death, aged 93, on Monday. The rabbi was a religious scholar and the spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews, who transformed his community of immigrants from north African and Arab nations into a powerful force in Israeli politics.
Orthodox Christian nuns gather before the start of a procession outside Jerusalem’s Old City. About 200 Orthodox Christians took part in an annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives.
Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, which starts at sunset on Wednesday Read more
Ultra-Orthodox Jews blow their whistles during a protest against members of the liberal Jewish religious group Women of the Wall wearing phylacteries and the Tallit shawl, traditional Jewish prayer apparel for men, as they pray at the plaza near the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday, marking the first day of the Jewish month of Elul.
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Ultra-orthodox Jewish yeshiva students cool themselves in a water fountain in Jerusalem next to the Old City walls, enjoying their annual bein hazmanim (between the times) summer holiday
An Israeli soldier sleeps as ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, on Tuesday
Israeli paratroopers toss the red berets awarded to them after completing an overnight march, at the end of a ceremony at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Thursday Read more
A woman with her distressed son shows her anger as Israeli bulldozers knock down a Palestinian home in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, on Wednesday. Homes that are built without a construction permit risk being demolished by the Jerusalem municipality Read more