Kapparot is a customary Jewish atonement ritual practiced by some Jews on the eve of Yom Kippur. This is a practice in which a person waves a chicken around his or her head. The chickens are then given to the homeless or poor as an act of charity (tzedakah). The practice of kapparot is mentioned […]
Einat’s pictures from yesterday shooting: procession with icon of Saint Mary, which precedes the feast of Dormition of the Mother of God.
Yesterday one of the most beautiful ceremonies took place on the roof of Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Ethiopian Tewahedo Church has celebrated the Resurrection and thousands of candles were lighted up. Photos by Einat Klein.
Photos from Samaritans community of Israel, celebrating Passover with 55 sheeps barbecue. All photos by Einat Klein.
Mea Shearim is one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem. It is populated mainly by Haredi Jews and was built by the Old Yishuv. Today, Mea Shearim remains an insular neighbourhood in the heart of Jerusalem. With its Haredi and overwhelmingly Hasidic population, the streets retain the flavor of an Eastern European shtetl. Life […]
Hanukkah celebration in Hebron, the first Judean capital and one of the most important Jewish sites. Enjoy our special photo report!
Sukkot or Succot literally Feast of Booths, is commonly translated to English as Feast of Tabernacles, sometimes also as Feast of the Ingathering. It is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (varies from late September to late October). During the existence of the Jerusalem Temple it was […]
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Two photos from the “roof” of Herodium, ancient Israeli archeological site. Herod the Great built this fortress, a palace, and a small town in Herodium, between 23 and 15 BCE, and have been buried there.