Mideast Israel Passover

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in a final preparation before the Passover holiday in the ultra Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April. 6, 2012. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)