Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the Hebrew term for “Day of Atonement”. It is the holiest day of the year for Jews. It commences 10 days after Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year). This year, it commenced on September 15. During this holy festival, Jews come together to pray, fast and seek to atone for their sins. This year, the festival will end on September 16.
It’s a time where Jews come together to pray while fasting and seeking forgiveness for their sins. During this festival, Jews gather at synagogues. To mark this event, the Israeli government has shut down airspace and public commutes. Driving is considered taboo during this observance of Yom Kippur.

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