While Orthodox Jews are careful not to actually consult with the dead, prayers at prominent tombs are common
In the photo, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are seen gathering around Rabbi Yechezkel Roth (Rata) during a ceremony at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron, Israel.
Shimon bar Yochai, known by his acronym Rashbi, was a 2nd century sage attributed by many with the authorship of the Zohar, the chief book of Jewish mysticism.
Rabbi Roth and his followers have close ties to the Satmar, a large anti-Zionist sect of Orthodox Judaism.
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