Religion

Kaparot ritual before Yom Kippur  

Jews participating in the Kaparot ritual before the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. Originally using a chicken to represent the sins they wish to cast away, many now substitute money that is then given to the poor.

Ethiopian Jewish Leaders Deep In Prayer

A group of Ethiopian Jews and their leader pray in a mix of both Hebrew and Amharic prior to the midnight start of the annual Selichot ceremony at the Western Wall in between the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The Selichot prayers are said just before and during the Days of Awe in which the Jewish nation prayers for for ...

Kotel workers removing notes ahead of high holidays

Western Wall employees engaged in the routine removal of notes ahead of Rosh Ha'Shana and the Jewish High Holidays on Tuesday morning. The removal of the notes, which generally contain personal prayers written by visitors to the Western Wall, occurs twice a year - once before the High Holidays, and once before Passover. The Western Wall ...

Haredim protest in Bnei Brak

Ultra-Orthodox residents of Bnei Brak,a suburb of Tel Aviv, protest the arrest on Friday of a yeshiva student that refused to appear at the IDF enlistment center to apply for a draft deferment.

Christian groups at Jerusalem March

Thousands of Christians from around the world take part in the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem

Christian groups at Jerusalem March

Thousands of Christians from around the world take part in the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem

Christian groups at Jerusalem March

Thousands of Christians from around the world take part in the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem

Christian groups at Jerusalem March

Thousands of Christians from around the world take part in the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem

Christian groups at Jerusalem March

Thousands of Christians from around the world take part in the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem

Christian groups at Jerusalem March

Thousands of Christians from around the world take part in the annual Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem