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Prepping for Passover in Israel

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Children look on as Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men knead the dough before baking the Matzoth or unleavened bread on April 2, in Jerusalem. Religious Jews throughout the world eat matzoth during the eight-day Pesach holiday (Passover), which begins April 6 at sunset to commemorate the Israelis' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago and commemorate their ancestors' plight.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man pours flour into a mixing bowl to prepare matza, a traditional unleavened bread, to be eaten during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 2. The flour is kept in a separate room from the water to ensure it does not not touch the water before the mazta is prepared. Passover commemorates the flight of Jews from Ancient Egypt as described in Exodus from the Bible. According to the account, the Jews did not have time to prepare leavened bread before fleeing to the Promised Land.

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dips cooking pots into boiling water in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, on April 3, in order to rid the utensils of any traces of leavening ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man pushes a cart full of potatoes in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, on April 3. The potatoes are provided by charity organizations for people in need ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which falls on the evening of April 6. Passover, one of Judiasm's most important holidays, commemorates the Jewish exodus from ancient Egypt and their wandering in the desert on their way to Israel, and is celebrated with the 'Seder,' or Passover dinner.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gather for food distribution in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, April 3.

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