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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Photos of the Day: July 11, 2013

This combination of six images taken in June, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel, shows portraits of Jewish women who are taking religious roles that Orthodox Jews believe are reserved only for men. Depending on whom you ask, these women are either pioneers or provocateurs. They are part of the liberal Reform or Conservative streams of Judaism which allow women to perform rituals typically reserved for men under Orthodox Judaism, the dominant form of Judaism in Israel.