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September 24, 2007

Yom kippur

Filed under: Personal, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — . @ 5:20 pm

More commonly known in Israel as “Bicycle day”.
Theoretically, traditionally, this is a day of fasting, trying to atone for your sins against god. Yes, god, as sins against people cannot be atoned by prayer, by the way.
As so many Israelis no longer believe in god (no one that believes in an afterlife, or someone that weighs your actions and sends you to heaven or hell would behave as we do) so many now use this day as a day of pleasure.
Watching movies at home, even going to the beach, are common practice. But the new hype, is Bicycles. As Tel-Aviv is a flat city, you cannot imagine how many people were riding them. Just imagine a city with no cars for a whole day. Take a tour on the biggest highway with your bike, just for fun.

The one insight I had was that without cars, the city is so much nicer. The streets belonged to the people again. Kids, older people were out and about. The air was breathable, and everything is so quiet and peaceful. Perhaps we should have this once a week. Or forever. All in favor of making the city center car free?

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2 Comments »

  1. Makes sense to me!
    Steve
    cyclingoldcoast.wordpress.com

    Comment by cyclingoldcoast — September 25, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

  2. Well, some credit can defenitely be given to the quiet streets, old folk and kids being able to peacefully walk around, less pollution and such.
    Any ideas how to start?

    Comment by thebeginner — September 27, 2007 @ 12:53 pm


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