Gallery: Haredim in Jerusalem burn hametz

Hundreds gather in religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim to get rid of their leavened products before Pessah.

By REUTERS
April 18, 2011 13:05

Haredim buning hametz 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Haredim gathered on Monday morning to burn leaven in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem ahead of Passover.

The ceremony is known in Hebrew as biur hametz, a cultural reference reflecting the practice of burning hametz before Pessah.

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