Ultra-Orthodox Jews check palm fronds to determine if they are ritually acceptable as one of the four items used as a symbol on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem, Thursday
Palestinians are blocked by Israel security forces from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third most holy site, on Monday, following clashes from the last week by Palestinians protesting against Jews visiting the flash point holy site during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles
A hot air balloon crew member works ahead of take-off during a festival during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at the Eshkol National Park in the Negev, southern Israel. Seven balloons, operated by international crews, took part in the flyover on Tuesday.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children carry palm branches to be used during the celebration of Sukkot, the feast of the Tabernacles, in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv. The feast of Sukkot, which starts on September 19, is a week-long holiday when people eat and sleep in makeshift booths in their gardens to commemorate the exodus of Jews from Egypt about 3,200 years ago