Ultra-Orthodox Jews harvest wheat using hand sickles in a field near the Mevo Horon settlement in the Israeli occupied West Bank on May 2, 2016.
The wheat will be stored for almost a year before being used to grind flour in order to make the Matzoth (unleavened bread) for the week-long Passover festival next year. Religious Jews throughout the world eat matzoth during the eight-day Pesach holiday (Passover), which commemorate the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago. Due to the haste with which the Jews left Egypt, the bread they had prepared for the journey did not have time to rise. To commemorate their ancestors' plight, religious Jews do not eat leavened food products throughout Passover. / AFP / MENAHEM Show more