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Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

NJ
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Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

We are first-time travelers to Israel and unfortunately planned our trip during Yom Kippur. Is anything open? Should we postpone until after the holiday?

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1. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

Absolutely, if at all possible, postpone! Almost everything will be closed on Yom Kippur (even in Tel Aviv).

NJ
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2. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

Bummer. Thanks for the quick response, Indigo Grrl.

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3. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

YES! everything will be closed. If you can postpone do so. But Tel Aviv is great on Yom Kipur. On one hand many fast and go to pray, but many others will spend the day on the beach or cycling the roads and highways. It is not for tourism but certainly very interesting and different, as long as you get plenty of water and food ahead of time.

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4. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

Thanks, Shoshi. When is the best time of year to visit Tel Aviv?

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5. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

Wow, I would LOVE to be in Israel on Yom Kippur! The idea of a country essentially turning itself off for one day sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience (for us non-Israelis, of course).

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6. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

AZZenny & Labbat - I was thinking of you when I wrote. I am sure you would enjoy on Yom Kipur in Tel Aviv. On one hand religion, on the other herds of people on the beach, on bicycles on Ayalon Highway. People walking on the roads, no cars, and SILENCE.

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7. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

Visit Tel Aviv anytime, always full of life and things to see and do. Now during the summer in is crowded with tourists and Israleis as it is the end of the summer vacation.

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8. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

I would indeed love to be there for the holidays one day, knowing my Israeli friends would take me in and treat me like family. :-)

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9. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

They indeed would and you would have lots of very nice and different experiences. And that goes for Azzenny too, of course.

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10. Re: Tel Aviv - September 20-23, 2007

Anon, welcome back.