In this Oct. 30, 2012 photo, a carpet covers the bedroom wall in Tsila Gorenstein's apartment in Be'er Sheva, southern Israel. In her native Moldova, heavy carpets were hung on the walls to heat homes during wintertime, but in the scorching desert town of Be'er Sheva, the carpet is hung for decoration only. Israel has one of the world’s largest Russian-speaking communities outside the former Soviet Union, and the immigrants’ tenacious clinging to their old way of life has transformed the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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In this Oct. 30, 2012 photo, a carpet covers the bedroom wall in Tsila Gorenstein's apartment in Be'er Sheva, southern Israel. In her native Moldova, heavy carpets were hung on the walls to heat homes during wintertime, but in the scorching desert town of Be'er Sheva, the carpet is hung for decoration only. Israel has one of the world’s largest Russian-speaking communities outside the former Soviet Union, and the immigrants’ tenacious clinging to their old way of life has transformed the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
In this Oct. 30, 2012 photo, a carpet covers the bedroom wall in Tsila Gorenstein's apartment in Be'er Sheva, southern Israel. In her native Moldova, heavy carpets were hung on the walls to heat homes during wintertime, but in the scorching desert town of Be'er Sheva, the carpet is hung for decoration only. Israel has one of the world’s largest Russian-speaking communities outside the former Soviet Union, and the immigrants’ tenacious clinging to their old way of life has transformed the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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