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Yom Kippur at Jerusalem Western Wall

Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement,one of the special Jewish holidays is considered by children of Israel to be the holiest and most solemn day of the year. Eating, drinking, bathing, anointing with oil, and marital relations are prohibited. Tradition says divine judgment of the People of Israel is sealed and their fate is decided for the coming year.

A recitation of the sacrificial service of the Temple in Jerusalem traditionally features prominently in both the liturgy and the religious thought of the holiday. Yom Kippur is observed as a one-day holiday, both inside and outside the boundaries of the land of Israel. In Israel there are no radio or television broadcasts on Yom Kippur, airports are shut down, there is no public transportation, and all shops and businesses are closed. Israel comes down to a virtual standstill at the sundown of the Yom Kippur.

It is customary to go to the Jerusalem Western Wall of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem before Yom Kippur to ask God for forgiveness for our sins. Over the last few decades, bicycle-riding on the empty streets has become a new "tradition" in Israel. As one of journalists described Yom Kippur in erusalem, "the Day of No Traffic Lights". No traffic on Yom Kippur in Jerusalem. Imagine--a capital city without any motor vehicle traffic at all: The quiet is absolutely stunning. Starting from sundown on erev Yom Kippur, 25 hours of blissful peace and quiet. Pedestrians share the road with bicycles ridden by hundreds of secular Israelis who savor the day as a safe opportunity to try out their biking skills with no irritating traffic lights. But the overwhelming sense is of people of Israel taking a complete day to evaluate and perhaps change their lives.
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fmr0 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Well done.
Both for the image and comment.  :)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It is also observed by heretic Christians who do not accept that Christ abolished all the rules except the Ten. I do not wish to be told what to eat, etc..

I curse the hasidics.
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birdsivu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is virtually an epic photograph.  It is not only in the photo but also in the telling of what is happening that the whole of the scene is understood.  Really amazing!
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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bindii Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: all those people...
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav
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bindii Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have learned something new today.  Thank you.
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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abi-pixels Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, bless you (: As a jewish person myself, this is really nice. Congrats on the well-deserved DD!
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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Ecfor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you provided us with a proper description of this tradition, it makes the whole thing a lot more interesting. I hate when DDs are given to things without a single damn explanation.
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day! :)
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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robson666 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations on the well deserved Daily Deviation
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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TobiasLaFae Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
What an incredible photo! Stunning :heart:
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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TobiasLaFae Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Oh, and congratulations on the DD! Well deserved :)
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
A welll deserved DD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks great in black and white! Stunning crowd in a so special place.
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for image and words.
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
מדהים
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
תודה רבה
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
בס'ד

נראה לי שזה היה צולם יום לפני יום כיפור בעת הסליחות כלומר ביום חמישי בלילה
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
כן , זה היה ביום חמישי בלילה ליפני כיפור
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Photographer
Good one, thanks!
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Photographer
You're welcome!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for this......have never seen this before.
:)
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
MY pleasure
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
This photo is very interesting, thank you for sharing it!
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !
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SAMIGUY101 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Quite a story and a photograph!!!
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DaniBabitz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much !
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