Erev Yom Kippur in Jerusalem

What perfect timing for Clean Up the World Day!

If there was one thing that everyone agreed upon this week, 

it certainly was not what to do in Syria or Iran,

but emptying the trash dumpsters 

after a long three-day holiday weekend!

Cats in Jerusalem,

The cats, however, enjoyed the over-filled bins’

and contents that spilled on to so many streets

image piyut festival

Sounds of song and early morning prayers filled the streets.

I did not get to the piyut festival this year, 

man signing with backup live music

but last year the traditional melodies

could even be heard outside on King George Street.

This is the season of honey and apples, sweet foods,

and large quantities of delicacies at all the holiday meals.

image pomegranets.

Rimonim, pomegranates, are still piled high in the markets.

As Yom Kippur approaches,

once again the custom of the Kaparot ceremony 

with its use of live chickens is a topic of controversy.

At the Machane Yehuda Market, the shuk

Bee on sweets

where one can find most anything.

shuk photo, rubber chicken for dog toy, dog toys, image toys

these rubber chickens were on display. 

But my favorite during the week before Yom Kippur, 

is the bus sign with my wish for everyone, 

Yom Kippur photo, bus with sign for holiday

may you be “Sealed for a good year.”

“Well over the fast”

is what they say Down Under for Yom Kippur.

 Traffic is increasing, 

 and tourists are arriving on the Jerusalem, Israel, streets.

The holiday season has started.

0 thoughts on “Erev Yom Kippur in Jerusalem

  • September 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    gmar chatima tova! great pics!

  • September 11, 2013 at 4:18 am

    G’mar tov…many blessings upon you in 5774 as you continue to let us share your “views” of life on the Jerusalem streets…I enjoy and appreciate them immensely.

  • September 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Wonderful pictures. We really enjoy seeing them.
    G’mar tov


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