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September 27, 2013
Yom Kippur at Jerusalem Western Wall by *DaniBabitz
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Yom Kippur at Jerusalem Western Wall

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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Sep 13, 2013, 1:42:33 AM
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EmmetEarwax's avatar
Real Christians do NOT observe Yom Kippur and they DO eat ham.

If you follow Jewish restrictions, do NOT call yourself Christian.

I will FEAST on Yom Kippur and I will eat bacon & eggs for breakfast !
ansdesign's avatar
A very impressive photograph of the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
Really a well deserve DD. Congratulations. :)
Rodrigo-Albuquerque's avatar
What a strong Energy!!!
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EmmetEarwax's avatar
Some heretic "one True Church"es also keep this day, insisting that all the old testament laws have to be observed, and by all mankind. If Christ (Yahshuah) did not abolish these rules, then he did NOTHING !

So, keeping that in mind, I plan to "sin" that day away. Heretic superstition includes: no pork, no cooking, no milk with meat, no bathing ... I got in all the food.
fmr0's avatar
Well done.
Both for the image and comment.  :)
EmmetEarwax's avatar
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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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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Thank you so much !
bindii's avatar
:wow: all those people...
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Thank you for the fav
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Jerome-K-Moore's avatar
I have learned something new today.  Thank you.
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abi-pixels's avatar
Beautiful, bless you (: As a jewish person myself, this is really nice. Congrats on the well-deserved DD!
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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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Thank you so much !
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Congrats on the DD! Have a good day! :)
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Thank you so much !
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