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Kadosh (Hebrew Word for "Sacred")

The rituals and traditions of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel.

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By Felipe Romero Beltran

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16 Jul 2018 - 4 Minute Read

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This photo essay was the winning entry in the World Nomads 2016 Travel Photography Scholarship.
A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews are going to the synagogue before Shabbat starts, the sacred day for the Jewish religion.
Felipe Romero Beltran
A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews are going to the synagogue before Shabbat starts, the sacred day for the Jewish religion.
At the Wailing Wall, people celebrate the feast of Sukkot, a sacred celebration that lasts seven days. The Torah is uncovered and people approach to touch the sacred book.
Felipe Romero Beltran
At the Wailing Wall, people celebrate the feast of Sukkot, a sacred celebration that lasts seven days. The Torah is uncovered and people approach to touch the sacred book.
A family is getting ready for the feast of Kapparot in Mea Shearim, the Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. Kapparot is an ancient ritual in which a live chicken is passed over a person’s head three times, and then sacrificed.
Felipe Romero Beltran
A family is getting ready for the feast of Kapparot in Mea Shearim, the Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. Kapparot is an ancient ritual in which a live chicken is passed over a person’s head three times, and then sacrificed.
Ultra-Orthodox people dance in the feast of the Torah, a sacred celebration in a synagogue in Mea Shearim.
Felipe Romero Beltran
Ultra-Orthodox people dance in the feast of the Torah, a sacred celebration in a synagogue in Mea Shearim.
Ultra-Orthodox people pray in front of a huge bonfire during the celebration of Lag BaOmer, a sacred feast that belongs to Jewish mysticism.
Felipe Romero Beltran
Ultra-Orthodox people pray in front of a huge bonfire during the celebration of Lag BaOmer, a sacred feast that belongs to Jewish mysticism.

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