11 Scenes of Erev Yom Kippur in Jerusalem

At the end of the Rosh Hashana holiday weekend,

some neighborhoods were piled high with garbage.

I will spare you those ugly photos this year

image holiday packaging

and only post this one of the holiday boxes, marked with dripping honey.

The city was prepared this time, no complaints about hauling it all away,

but plenty of complaints about time!

The usual change from Daylight Savings time before Yom Kippur

did not happen this year because of a new law in the Knesset,

so many woke up an hour off when their devices did not get that memo.

Some Apps are still off an hour,

image for Yom Kippur

but many of the buses did change to the Yom Kippur greeting,

to be sealed for a good year.

The change of seasons can be felt by the shorter days and cooler weather,

but days are still warm enough

image Arab woman

 to stroll down the street eating an ice cream cone.

On days leading up to Yom Kippur

image paroes before YOm Kipput

Chabad was out on the streets not only offering chance to put on tefilin,

but also to get a head start on Kaparot, using money,

instead of chickens to get rid of your sins.

image Pais Arena Jerusalem

The 11,000 seat new Jerusalem Payis Arena was filled

by those honoring the first  yahrzeit of Rav Ovadia Yosef.

image Jerusalem, Israel

The landscape in Jerusalem, Israel, is changing in all directions.

In time for the holiday tourist season,

image Hansen House

  the gates of the renovated old Hansen House are open.

image large sign in hebrew

For many locals the expansion of Hadar Mall in Talpiot

with a new supermarket opening was big news.

But this season, expansion and building features

image getting ready for holiday

 the walls of sukkot for the holiday next week,

image colorful decorations

with colorful decorations for sale.

image poster for Jerusalem Formula

And, next week is the Jerusalem Formula Road Show,

and if it is anything like last year

the Jerusalem, Israel streets will be filled with people and fast cars,

the opposite of Yom Kippur with no cars and people fasting.

Gmar chatima tova

may all be sealed for a good year.

0 thoughts on “11 Scenes of Erev Yom Kippur in Jerusalem

  • October 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm
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    Your pictures really make me miss Jerusalem, especially at this time of year.
    Shalom from the desert. Gmar chatima tova to you and to Jerusalem.

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      • October 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm
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        Gracias therealjerusalemstreets Gmár Tov es una delicia y verdadera simja ver Jerusalem el alma se alegra GRACIAS HaShem Te Bendiga!

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  • October 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm
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    Gmar chatima tova to you and all your family. Love, Shifra and binyamin

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  • October 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm
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    gmar chatima tova Sharon – love the line about fast cars and fasting with no cars – clever as always

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