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Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn during a eulogy ahead of the funeral of Rabbi Moshe Twersky in Jerusalem. Rabbi Twersky was one of four Jewish victims killed in an attack on a synagogue in the city by two Palestinian men from East Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk near the controversial Israeli barrier outside Rachel's tomb in Bethlehem

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men stand beneath a section of the controversial Israeli barrier outside Rachel’s tomb in the West Bank town of Bethlehem

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish vendor prays near Rachel's Tomb during an annual mass prayer in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish vendor prays near Rachel’s Tomb during an annual mass in Jerusalem

An Israeli woman and a Palestinian woman gesture at one another during a protest by Palestinian women against Jewish visitors to the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City...An Israeli woman (C) and a Palestinian woman gesture at one another during a protest by Palestinian women against Jewish visitors to the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City October 14, 2014. The site in Jerusalem's walled Old City has seen repeated disturbances over the years over what Palestinians say are fears of an Israeli threat to the site, which Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary. Israel denies any such threat. Jews also revere the site as the location of two destroyed biblical temples.

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An Israeli woman and a Palestinian woman gesture at one another during a protest by Palestinian women against Jewish visitors to the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday

A Palestinian protester runs to seek cover from Israeli water canon during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near the West Bank city of Nablus, 10 October 2014.

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A Palestinian protester runs to seek cover from Israeli water canon during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday

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

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as part of the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem,

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as part of the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem. Observers believe the ritual transfers one’s sins from the past year into the chicken, and is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Friday. 

Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, March 14, 2014. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity; dressing up in masks and costumes; eating a festive meal; and public celebrations.

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Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Jewish holiday commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues

Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his wedding with Rivka Hannah (Hofman) (unseen) during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual following her wedding in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on February 18, 2014. During the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual the bride will dance with members of the community, family and with her groom at the end of the wedding ceremony.

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Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his marriage to Rivka Hannah during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual, in Jerusalem

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at  the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City during a snowstorm.

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City during a snowstorm.