08.10.2011 10.Tischrei. 5772 Jom Kippur
About 40,000 worshippers are expected to attend some 200 prayer sessions organized for people who do not pray regularly; air traffic to and from Israel halted over holiday, border crossings to Jordan and Gaza closed down.
Silence fell over Israel at around 5 P.M. on Friday, as the Yom Kippur fast began. Air traffic to and from Israel halted from 1 P.M. on Friday and is not scheduled to begin again until 9:30 P.M. on Saturday, while the border crossings to Jordan and Gaza have been closed down.
The weather forecast bodes well for fasters, with comfortable temperatures. Saturday will be slightly warmer than Friday but not more humid, so the heat stress will not rise – good news for fasters….