Ultra-Orthodox Jews prepare for Sukkot (15 images)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews get ready for the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1.
Updated: Oct. 1, 2017 at 6:24 PM
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews walks past palm branches for the roof of the sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1. The Sukkot holiday begins at sunset on Oct. 4, and commemorates the Jewish exodus from Egypt some 3,200 years ago. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk past palm branches for sell that will be used for the roof of the sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls carry palm branches for the roof of the sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man examines a myrtle branch, one of the four species used during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man builds a sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man builds a sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands on a ladder inside a sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 1. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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