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Autumn Travel To Israel

Things you should know if going for an Israel tour in the fall.

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If you are looking into booking a trip to Israel, you might want to have the best weather, the best prices, and the best fellow travelers who are surrounding you. However, there are a number of other factors that you should consider. If you are interested in Israel autumn travel, we have narrowed down a bit more information.

The Weather Is Great

Especially during the autumn, the daytime temperatures in Israel are very pleasant. You should expect temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius (60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit). Even though you are going to see a bit of rainfall during this time, you should not expect anything torrential. At night you should expect temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius (40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit). You should expect some warmer temperatures around the Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, or in the southern part of Israel.

Jewish Men are praying at the western wall in the old city in Jerusalem, Israel.
Rafael Ben-ari / Rafael Ben-Ari - Fotolia

Jewish Men are praying at the western wall in the old city in Jerusalem, Israel.

The Busiest Months In Israel

Around the autumn period, you have the busiest months in the Jewish calendar. The country comes to a standstill when you think about Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). If you are considering traveling during this period, remember that you are going to be paying more for your tickets and your stay.

However, it is going to be great if you want to connect with the locals. Because during this time, the families of Israel are heading out to explore during their days off. The museums and national parks of Israel are often very busy, many having a number of different special programs to celebrate the special occasions.

Torah- ancient scrolls in Jerusalem, Israel

Torah- ancient scrolls in Jerusalem, Israel

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is undoubtedly the most important holiday celebrated during the Jewish year. Even Jews that do not observe many of the other customs are going to attend synagogue, fast, or refuse to work during this day. It literally translates into 'Day of Atonement' and it helps Jews to set time aside to cleanse the soul. No work can be performed on this day, making it a complete Sabbath. Jews are also expected to refrain from drinking or eating on this day.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah literally means 'first of the year' or 'head of the year'. The most common way that people refer to Rosh Hashanah is to call it the Jewish New Year. However, the concept of New Year as we know it and the concept of Rosh Hashanah is quite different. Rosh Hashanah is often used to make resolutions and plan a better life. It is a much more somber afraid than the traditional December 31st bash.

Victoria Vitkovska, Vvvita / vvvita - Fotolia

What You Are Looking For

Depending on your reasons for visiting Israel, the autumn season might be perfect for you or not what you are looking for. Make sure that you have a good idea what you want to get out of your trip to Israel and plan accordingly.

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