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The Western Wall, Jewish Man Wearing by Richard Nowitz

The Western Wall, Jewish Man Wearing Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Richard Nowitz

Oraciones junto al muro del Templo

An Orthodox Jew helps a visitor to wrap tefillin around his arms. They are a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah, which are worn by Jews during weekday morning prayers

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl waits at a market where free potatoes where distributed to large families in preparations for the upcoming Passover holiday in Jerusalem, Tuesday, April 3, 2012.  (AP)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl waits at a market where free potatoes where distributed to large families in preparations for the upcoming Passover holiday in Jerusalem, Tuesday, April (AP)

DOUBLE STANDARD? You are looking at Jewish bride Rivka Hannah sitting next to her groom Aharon Krois during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual following their wedding in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem. If a Muslim woman in hijab sat in her place, there would be claims that Muslim women are oppressed, backward and have no freedom. But there are no negative comments as long as this is in Israel or any non-Muslim society. (AFP)

DOUBLE STANDARD? You are looking at Jewish bride Rivka Hannah sitting next to her groom Aharon Krois during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual following their wedding in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem. If a Muslim woman in hijab sat in her place, there would be claims that Muslim women are oppressed, backward and have no freedom. But there are no negative comments as long as this is in Israel or any non-Muslim society. (AFP)

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Here you see the Western slope of the Mount of Olives covered by thousands of Jewish graves facing toward the Temple Mount and the Eastern Gate of the old city of Jerusalem. The valley between is the Kidron Valley. This slope of the Mount of Olives has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves.

Here you see the Western slope of the Mount of Olives covered by thousands of Jewish graves facing toward the Temple Mount and the Eastern Gate of the old city of Jerusalem. The valley between is the Kidron Valley. This slope of the Mount of Olives has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves.

JERUSALEM - APRIL 08 : Orthodox jewish men prays in The western wall during Passover on April 08 2012 , The Western wall is important Jewish religious site located in the Old City of Jerusalem  Stock Photo - 14418261

JERUSALEM - APRIL 08 : Orthodox Jewish men prays in The western wall during Passover on April 08 2012 , The Western wall is important Jewish religious site located in the Old City of Jerusalem Stock Photo - 14418261

Two major Jewish groups plan to educate airline crews about Jewish rituals after a teenager's prayers caused a flight to be diverted and searched for explosives on Thursday. The 17-year-old had put on tefillin, two small, shiny black boxes containing Bible passages that observant Jews bind to their arm, hand and head with black leather straps. Tefillin are used for morning prayer, in the first few hours after sunrise.

Two major Jewish groups plan to educate airline crews about Jewish rituals after a teenager's prayers caused a flight to be diverted and

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