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Haredim in Prayer

Hillula is an event usually held by Haredim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) on the anniversary of the death of a righteous person. This particular event marks the anniversary of the passing of the Tzadik (righteous) of Shtefanesht, at the cemetery in Givatayim, Israel. Tens of thousands of people visit the holy place, praying for salvation and success thanks to the righteous, who are considered by believers to perform miraculous acts of salvation.

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Date Taken: 12.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Givatayim, Israel
Copyright: © Hezy Holzman