In the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Sharim, men wear dark pants, long dark coats and black hats. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

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"I try to lead an examined life," says Anne Neuberger, the NSA's chief risk officer. "I try to lead a life where I'm asking myself that question: Have I earned the gift of existence, in some way?" All her grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Courtesy of National Security Agency hide caption

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At The NSA, A Rising Star's Commitment To Faith — And Public Service

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Two boys study together at a Chicago yeshiva in 2009. Public health officials say this type of close physical contact caused a mumps outbreak to spread throughout several orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Some Jews Say Bugs Have No Place At The Seder Table

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