Meditation, poetry, introspection on offer to more secular

07.10.2011                      09.Tischrei. 5772                      Erew Jom Kippur

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Meditation, poetry, introspection on offer to more secular

Instead of biking, a host of activities and prayer services more related to the traditional nature of Yom Kippur have sprung up.

“A day of bike riding shall it be unto you.”
Walk around the streets of many towns and cities on Yom Kippur, and you would be forgiven for thinking that this is the principle commandment the Torah stipulates for Yom Kippur, such is the prevalence of the bike-riding phenomenon among more secular Israelis.
But in addition to this cyclical trend, a host of activities and prayer services more related to the traditional nature of Yom Kippur have sprung up, specifically targeting those who might otherwise be riding bikes or generally doing something unrelated to the religious aspects of the day….