Yom Kippur

Just before the silence: the people of Israel preparing for Yom Kippur

Last hours before Yom Kippur begins. All public transportation will be shut down during the afternoon hours and the airport will also be closed for takeoffs and landings until Monday night. And when will the fast begin?

(Photo: Chaim Goldberg, Flash90.)

Hours before Yom Kippur, Israel prepares for the holy day and the beginning of the fast - when most of the country also shuts down, including all public transportation.

The frequency of the intercity buses will end between 14:00 and 15:00. It is recommended to be updated about each bus company on its website. Most of the lines will resume operation on Monday evening, Kippur's exit, around 20:30.

The streets of Jerusalem on Yom Kippur, archive (Photo: Flash90)

Train traffic will be reduced, starting at 12:00, and will stop completely at 14:00. The train service will only resume at midnight between Monday and Tuesday.

Crowds at the Western Wall (Photo: Chaim Goldberg, Flash90.)

At Ben Gurion Airport, takeoffs and landings will end around 14:00 and will return to full activity on the eve of the holiday, with the first landing at 22:35 and the first takeoff at 23:30.

Yom Kippur, when does the fast begin?

Jerusalem – 17:54

Haifa - 17:51

Tel Aviv – 18:14

Be'er Sheva - 18:16

When does the Yom Kippur fast break?

Jerusalem – 19:09

Haifa - 18:56

Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva - 19:10

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