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Location: Jerusalem, Israel
March 26, 2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jews fill water from a mountain spring in Jerusalem to be used to bake the matzot (unleavened bread) during the Maim Shelanu ceremony 25 March 2012. Religious Jews throughout the world eat matzos during the eight-day Pesach holiday (Passover), which begins at sunset , April 7, to commemorate the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago. Due to the haste with which the Jews left Egypt, the bread they had prepared for the journey did not have time to rise. To commemorate their ancestors’ plight, the religious avoid eating leavened food products throughout Passover.

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