Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men on Monday danced with scrolls of the Torah, celebrating the religious holiday of Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Torah) in one of Jerusalem's oldest neighborhoods. During the year, every Saturday in synagogue, devout Jews read a portion of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible.
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the northern Gaza Strip near a border crossing on Tuesday, killing two Palestinian protesters and injuring 46 others, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli military had no initial knowledge of any casualties or that live fire had been used,
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Waving chickens above their heads, ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel performed the ritual of "kaparot" ahead of Yom Kippur, the most sacred day of the Jewish calendar, which begins at sundown on Tuesday. In the Mea Shearim neighbourhood of Jerusalem and in other cities around Israel, religious Jews said