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Thousands of Evangelical pilgrims mark Feast of Tabernacles in Ein Gedi

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Thousands of Christian pilgrims attend the Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Ein Gedi, near the Dead Sea, October 06, 2017 (International Christian Embassy Jerusalem)

Thousands of Christian pilgrims attend the Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Ein Gedi, near the Dead Sea, October 06, 2017 (International Christian Embassy Jerusalem)

Thousands of Evangelical Christian pilgrims from dozens of countries gathered at the Ein Gedi oasis near the Dead Sea on Friday night for the opening of the Feast of Tabernacles, the Christian term for the weeklong Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which in biblical times was marked by a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

The celebration will continue with a series of events at the Jerusalem Arena on Saturday evening for the rest of the week-long holiday.

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Also on Saturday, some of the pilgrims attended a mass baptism ceremony, in the waters of the Jordan River at Yardenit in northern Israel