Yom Kippur 2012: What Israelis Regret on the Jewish New Year High Holiday in Tel Aviv
The high holiday of Yom Kippur marks the holiest day of the Jewish year. This is a day of atonement meant to inspire self-reflection and regret. Looking back at the year that's gone by and as we enter this tremendously significant Jewish holiday, we asked people out on the streets of Tel Aviv, what they might be feeling regretful about. In addition to feeling regretful for all sorts of events that took place in our lives on a personal level, some people feel sorry for certain things that were or were not done - on a national level. For 25 hours on this Yom Kippur holiday, Jews are meant to fast, introspect, and apologize to God for having wronged others, and for not having lived up to their own potential. At the day's end, the Shofar's horn will be blown, concluding their prayers, and paving way to a brand new year. Sivan Raviv, JN1, Israel.