Sep 24, 2015

A Peaceful Yom Kippur

After every Yom Kippur we get to enjoy the pictures posted online of the highways empty of cars, highways that are normally busy, and often bumper to bumper, with automobiles.

It is a serene image, and shows the respect even secular Israelis have for Yom Kippur, the holiest and most sacred day on the Jewish calendar.

Here is a popular one from this past Yom Kippur, yesterday:


I'm not sure why "peace" is their theme for a Yom Kippur message on an empty highway, but I guess it does show that Israelis pine for peace. Maybe it is because of the memories of the Yom Kippur War?

As I commented elsewhere on this picture, partially in jest, the highway might be empty of cars, but the cameras were working just fine.

May we all have a peaceful year.

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2 comments:

  1. Not sure how they did that without burning themselves. It was 38 degrees (100 F) outside and the asphalt must have been sweltering.

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  2. Not sure how they did that without burning themselves. It was 38 degrees (100 F) outside and the asphalt must have been sweltering.

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