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 Israeli Orthodox jews seen protesting on December 10, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Orthodox jews are protesting the building of a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem, because of fears it will destroy an ancient Jewish tomb at the site.

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Israeli Orthodox jews seen protesting on Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Orthodox jews are protesting the building of a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem, because of fears it will destroy an ancient Jewish tomb at the site

Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel pray during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 20, 2014. Sigd marks the community's longing to return to Jerusalem, where they see their biblical roots.

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Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel pray during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem on Thursday. Sigd marks the community’s longing to return to Jerusalem, where they see their biblical roots

Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of Esther Rokeach and Avraham Safrin (not pictured) in Jerusalem June 11, 2014. Thousands gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the wedding between Safrin and Rokeach, the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world.

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Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world in Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on April 14, 2014 in Jerusalem. Religious Jews worldwide eat matzoth during the eight-day Pesach holiday that commemorates the Israelis' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago and their ancestors' plight by refraining from eating leavened food products.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on Monday in Jerusalem

Ultra Orthodox Jewish men and Rabbis gather during a demonstration to support Ultra-Orthodox Jews who were detained for refusing to report to a military recruitment center in front of the Israeli military prison 6 near Haifa, Israel, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Israeli police say more than a thousand people have protested in support of ultra-Orthodox Jews who were detained for refusing to report to a military recruitment center.

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Ultra-orthodox Jews and rabbis gather during a demonstration to support ultra-orthodox Jews detained for refusing to report to a military recruitment centre in front of the Israeli military prison 6 near Haifa, Israel. Israeli police say more than a thousand people have protested.

An Orthodox Jew weeps after receiving the news about the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef outside of the rabbi's home in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Yosef, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews who transformed his downtrodden community of immigrants from North Africa and Arab nations and their descendants into a powerful force in Israeli politics, has died. He was 93.

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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.

Ethiopians kiss the ground after disembarking a plane at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv, 28 August 2013. According to media reports, the Jewish Agency brought some 450 new immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel as part of the  Wings of a Dove  operation launched three years ago to bring the remaining Falash Mura   Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity - to Israel. The Jewish Agency has brought over 7,000 immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel.

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Ethiopians kiss the ground after disembarking a plane at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv. According to media reports, the Jewish Agency brought some 450 new immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel as part of the Wings of a Dove operation launched three years ago to bring the remaining Falash Mura Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity to Israel. The Jewish Agency has brought over 7,000 immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews blew the whistle 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 August 7, 2013, marking the first day of the Jewish month of Elul. Dozens of policemen protect the women as Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against the woman prayer .

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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.

Ultra-orthodox Jews cool themselves in a water fountain in Jerusalem

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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

Members of the ancient Samaritan community attend the pilgrimage for the holy day of Passover at the religion's holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus, early Tuesday, April 30, 2013. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in the 8th century B.C. Of the small community of close to 700 people, half live in a village at Mount Gerizim, and the rest in the city of Holon near Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Members of the Samaritan community attend the pilgrimage for the holy day of Passover at the religion’s holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus, early on Tuesday. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in the 8th century BC.