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Yom Kippur in Israel. A day of fasting and repentance

On Friday evening, September 29, Jews around the world begins Yom Kippur (day of atonement).

Yom Kippur – the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Its name comes from the word לכפר, which means «to redeem». He completes a ten-day period that began on Rosh Hashanah-the so-called «Days of awe».

Thousands of Jews have read the penitential prayers at the wailing Wall. Photos

On judgment day, religious Jews observe a strict fast. This year post will begin on Friday, September 29: in Jerusalem at 17:51, in tel Aviv at 18:07, in Haifa at 17:59, in beer Sheva at 18:09, in Safed – 17:59, in Eilat at 17:58.

Will end the post on Saturday, September 30: in Jerusalem at 19:01, in tel Aviv at 19:03, in Haifa at 19:02, in Beersheba at 19:0 in Safed – 19:00, in Eilat at 19:02.

To Saturday night in Israel introduced restrictions on the operation of enterprises, transport and entertainment. The bus company «egged» stop traffic: long distance routes around 13:30-15:00, at the city – about 14:00-15:00. The bus company «Dan» will cease to go around 14:15-14:30.

The last plane from the airport Ben-Gurion will fly in Friday at 13:35.
Movement of trains will end on Friday at 13:00.

These days security special measures had been taken. At midnight, the IDF blocks Palestinian territory in Judea and Samaria, will also be closed checkpoints on the border with the Gaza strip. The blockade will be in effect for the entire day of judgment and will be removed after 23:59 on 30 September.

During the day travel residents of the Palestinian authority to Israel will only be allowed for humanitarian reasons.

Note that a similar practice is used by the IDF in all of Israel’s holidays, because during holidays, the motivation of Palestinian terrorist groups, and those trying to organize terrorist attacks in Israeli territory.

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Yom Kippur in Israel. A day of fasting and repentance 29.09.2017

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