THE PREPARATION FOR PASSOVER IN PHOTOS

Slide 1 of 20: People participate in a Jewish religious ceremony called Srifes Chumetz involving a ritual burning of a bonfire before the start of Passover in Brooklyn, New York.
People participate in a Jewish religious ceremony called Srifes Chumetz involving a ritual burning of a bonfire before the start of Passover in Brooklyn, New York.

Slide 2 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the "Mayim Shelanu" ceremony to collect water from a natural spring, which be used to make matza, the traditional unleavened bread, near Jerusalem.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the “Mayim Shelanu” ceremony to collect water from a natural spring, which be used to make matza, the traditional unleavened bread, near Jerusalem.

Slide 3 of 20: Men clear notes placed in the cracks of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, to clear space for new notes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem's Old City.
Men clear notes placed in the cracks of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, to clear space for new notes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Slide 5 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men prepare matza, traditional unleavened bread eaten during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men prepare matza, traditional unleavened bread eaten during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem.

Slide 6 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leaven in the city of Ashdod, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leaven in the city of Ashdod, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Slide 8 of 20: An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dips cooking utensils in boiling water to remove remains of leaven in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover in the city of Ashdod.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dips cooking utensils in boiling water to remove remains of leaven in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover in the city of Ashdod.

Slide 9 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leaven in the city of Ashdod, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leaven in the city of Ashdod, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Slide 11 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sort their cooking utensils at they dip them in boiling water to remove remains of leaven in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sort their cooking utensils at they dip them in boiling water to remove remains of leaven in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood.

Slide 13 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the "Mayim Shelanu" ceremony to collect water from a natural spring, which be used to make matza, the traditional unleavened bread, near Jerusalem.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the “Mayim Shelanu” ceremony to collect water from a natural spring, which be used to make matza, the traditional unleavened bread, near Jerusalem.

Slide 14 of 20: An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries boxes with oranges at a food distribution center providing food products for families ahead of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover near Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood.

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries boxes with oranges at a food distribution center providing food products for families ahead of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover near Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood.

Slide 16 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the "Mayim Shelanu" ceremony to collect water from a natural spring, which be used to make matza, the traditional unleavened bread, near Jerusalem.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the “Mayim Shelanu” ceremony to collect water from a natural spring, which be used to make matza, the traditional unleavened bread, near Jerusalem.

Slide 20 of 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men prepare matza, traditional unleavened bread eaten during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men prepare matza, traditional unleavened bread eaten during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem.

 

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