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Ultra-Orthodox Jews are pictured praying outside in a synagogue divided with plastic sheets in the religious Israeli city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, amid measures put in place by Israeli authorities in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19 on September 7, 2020. – In March, Bnei Brak was an initial “rebel” against the government’s coronavirus rules, compelling authorities to deploy soldiers to help police impose containment measures. But after infection rates peaked across the country, Israel on Monday imposed new, partial confinement on 40 cities, including northern Arab areas — and in ultra-Orthodox Bnei Brak. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)