Since Yom Kippur is around the corner (starts at sundown the 27th), a post on this is appropriate.
See the information below from Hebrew Online on Yom Kippur. For some useful clips on the Yom Kippur War (1973), see this.
Yom Kippur (יוֹם כִּפּוּר, Day of Atonement) is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. On this day, G-d seals our fate for the coming year. The Torah commands us to spend this day fasting and praying for G-d’s forgiveness and a good year.
In Israel, this day feels very special – the businesses are closed, there are no vehicles driving in the streets and no broadcasting on the radio or TV; many people, dressed in white walk to and from synagogues, and children enjoy the empty roads by riding bicycles.