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Preparations for Sukkos in Israel

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
October 2, 2017

An Orthodox Jewish man examines a myrtle branch , known as hadass, for imperfections, in the ultra orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Meah Shearim in Jerusalem on October 2, 2017.  The hadass is one of the four species used during rituals in the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Sukkot commemorates the Israelites 40 years of wandering in the desert and a decorated hut or tabernacle is erected outside religious households as a sign of temporary shelter.

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