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!
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!