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What is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year, in this day, Jews from all over the world fast for 26 hours and spend almost the hole day praying and meditating about the actions they’ve made the previous year, it is a day of forgiveness and introspection. In Israel it is one of the only days of the year where every business is closed, the cities are practically deserted. 

Traditions of Yom Kippur

In Yom Kippur, most of the observant Jews fast for a whole day and go to the synagogue for special Yom Kippur prayers. Some people like to wear all white clothes and no leather. If you go to the Kotel in Jerusalem, you will find many people from all around the world praying and meditating.

Surviving Yom Kippur in Israel

In this holiday, most of the restaurants, bars and shops are closed, so make sure you plan ahead. Like on Shabbat and other Holidays, there is no public transportation.

Synagogues in Tel Aviv For Yom Kippur

If you are looking for a synagogue during Yom Kippur, check out Secret Tel Aviv’s ‘Guide to Olim Friendly Synagogues’.


Want to learn more about holidays in Israel? Check out our Holidays in Israel Guide!


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