That movie with Keira Knightly

You know. That one with that famous green dress? Atonement?

Yes, that is the name of the film, and also another name for yesterday. In Judaism yesterday’s holiday is known as the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the holiest day of the year. This is the day we reflect on all the things we are sorry for doing and atone and repent for these transgressions. As part of the tradition Jews across the world fast for 25 hours.

But, in the Jewish homeland there is also a tradition that people actually look forward to on this day. Ta Da! No cars!

Screen shot 2014-10-04 at 9.42.00 PM Yup. Not only are our stomachs without food, but the roads are without motorized vehicles. The whole country shuts down and people take to the streets.

Take a look:

I hope everyone observing had an easy fast. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s