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On the eve of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement for the Jews, takes place the ritual of Kapparot: to collect the year’s sins, a rooster is held above the head of the celebrant, who reads a special prayer, sometimes on a smartphone. The hen is slaughtered and its meat given to the needy and the poor as an act of charity.

Yom Kippur is followed by the ritual of Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, when Jews remember the mythical crossing of the desert, by erecting a hut made of palm leaves.
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ISRAEL. Jerusalem. October 23. Jews celebrate the end of Sukkot...
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ISRAEL. Jerusalem. October 23. A Jew celebrates Sukkot by praying...
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ISRAEL. Jerusalem. October 18. Jews celebrate Sukkot by praying...
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ISRAEL. Jerusalem. October 18. A Jew celebrates Sukkot by praying...
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ISRAEL. Jerusalem. October. Orthodox Jews, in celebratory clothes,...
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