Kipur, 2005-2006

2005-2006
These city sights of Tel-aviv, in the ‘kipur’ series were taken by Uri Gershuni during ‘ yom kipur’, the ‘ day of atonement’. ‘yom kipur’ is a religious holiday that concludes the 10 days of repentance that begin with rosh hashana, the jewish new year. Its purpose is to purify the individual and community by forgiving the sins of others and by repenting one’s own sins against god. It is marked by fasting and a shutdown of all activities – including traffic and even television – in Israel for one day.
Uri Gershuni, Kippur (1), 2005, b&w print, 30X40 cm

These city sights of Tel-aviv, in the ‘kipur’ series were taken by Uri Gershuni during ‘ yom kipur’, the ‘ day of atonement’. ‘yom kipur’ is a religious holiday that concludes the 10 days of repentance that begin with rosh hashana, the jewish new year. Its purpose is to purify the individual and community by forgiving the sins of others and by repenting one’s own sins against god. It is marked by fasting and a shutdown of all activities – including traffic and even television – in Israel for one day.

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