Israel to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah Under Second Lockdown

By Kurt Stolz on 13 September 2020
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The Western Wall, or Kotel, the only remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem,

Officials in Israel announced a second lockdown that will start Friday, the eve of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, which marks the start of the Jewish New Year.

The move was announced Sunday on television by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and comes four months after the country ended its lockdown.  The country’s infection rate is currently among the highest in the world.

The lockdown, which is expected to last for at least three weeks, a period that will encompass Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, and the festival of Sukkot, which celebrates the harvest, will mean that Israelis will be confined to within 500 yards (457 meters) of their homes in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Schools will be closed during the lockdown, despite having just opened on September 1.

The move makes Israel one of the first countries to impose a second, nationwide lockdown.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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