Why "eerily" quiet. I think it is a "beautiful" quiet, punctuated by bikes spinning by, parents pushing strollers and the unfortunate motorized kiddie car (now those should be banned on Yom Kippur and every other day). Truly a lovely day to take back the streets.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: IN PICTURES / The empty streets of Israel on Yom Kippur