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On lightning vacations, Ultra-Orthodox pour onto segregated Israeli beaches

Israel's ultra-Orthodox have only three weeks of yeshiva break, and they take their brief summer vacation very seriously.

The Sea of Galilee Authority and the Interior Ministry opened an extra beach in the north for a three-week period. The beach will offers segregated bathing hours for women and men to accommodate ultra-Orthodox vacationers.

Aug. 8 marked the beginning of "bein ha-zmanim," “between the times,” or semester break for yeshiva students. Hundreds of thousands of yeshiva students, who during the “zman” (literally “the time,” what they call the semester in the yeshiva world) studiously pore over the Talmud, close up their books and venture out on their brief summer vacation, which lasts exactly three weeks. 

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