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Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year begins on September 9th

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

From Port2Port: This year that date falls on the afternoon of 8th September 2010 and continues until the evening of 10th September 2010, which is also Sabbath eve

The Jewish New Year is celebrated on the first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. This year that date falls on the afternoon of 8th September 2010 and continues until the evening of 10th September 2010, which is also Sabbath eve.

The Israeli Customs Authority issued a press release outlining their holidays during the forthcoming Jewish New Year holidays:

Jewish New Year
Monday 8th September 2010, New Year’s eve, all customs offices will be closedexcept Ben Gurion airport customs which will beopen half day only, between 08:00 up to 12:00.
Thursday 9th September 2010 – Jewish New Year.
Friday 10th September 2010 – Jewish New Year.

Yom Kippur
Friday 17th September 2010, Yom Kippur’s eve, customs offices will be closed, except Ben Gurion airport customs which will be open half day only, between 08:00 up to 12:00.
Saturday 18th September 2010,
Yom Kippur (the Jewish High Holiday of YomKippur, (the Jewish Day of Atonement)

Succot Holiday [Tabernacles (Jewish religious festival)
Wednesday 22nd September 2010, Succot Holiday’s eve, customs offices will be open half day only, between 08:00 up to 11:00.
Thursday 23rd September 2010, Succot Holiday. Friday 24th September 2010, customs offices will be closed, except Ben Gurionairport customs which will be open half day only, between 08:00 up to 12:00.

Sunday 26th September 2010, customs offices will be open half day only, between 08:00
up to 13:00.
Monday 27th September 2010, customs offices will be open half day only, between
08:00 up to 13:00.

Tuesday 28th September 2010, customs offices will be open half day only, between
08:00 up to 13:00.

Wednesday 29th September 2010 Succot 2nd  Holiday’s eve, customs offices will be open half day only, between 08:00 up to 11:00.

Thursday 30th September 2010, Succot 2nd  Holiday.

Customs services at the various border crossings – Egypt & Jordan, will operate in accordance with the special New Year holiday working timetable which will be published by the Israeli Airport Authority. Sunday 3rd October 2010 end of holiday period – return to normal working hours.

DST ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, September 12th

The move back to standard time occur on Saturday night between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

Israel observes Daylight Saving Time (DST) starting on the last Friday before April 2 and ending at 02:00 on the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends in Israel on September 12 2010, moving the clock back by an hour.

The move back to standard time (ST) will occur on the Sunday before the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, at 2:00 a.m.

The determination of the move back to standard time, according to the Jewish calendar, ensures that it will always occur on Saturday night between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).