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Sukkot holiday during lockdown in Jerusalem

Orthodox Jews cover their heads with prayer shawls and carry the ‘four species’ while reciting the Priestly Blessing on the holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, at the separation partitions in the Prayer Plaza in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, October 5 2020.

The Sukkot feast begins on October 2 at sunset and ends on October 9.

It commemorates the exodus of Jews from Egypt some 3,200 years ago. Israel is on a full three-week lockdown during the Jewish holidays to stem a new spike of Covid-19 cases.

A visual story by EFE/EPA photographer ABIR SULTAN

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