Tag: Israel

Yom Kippur: Biking Paradise

Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement, is a somber occasion marked with prayer, fasting, reflection and repentance. The entire nation of Israel shuts down. Although 75% of the population of Israel are Jewish, with a significant number of those non-observant, the residents of Israel almost universally avoid driving on Yom Kippur.

The result: on this day, Israeli highways become a biking paradise.