Tourist tip #331 / Going to synagogue in Israel on Yom Kippur
In contrast to the norm elsewhere, Israelis don't usually pay for the privilege of praying in shul.
Years ago, when I was a high school student in New York, my Israeli grandma came for a few months' stay, part of which overlapped with the High Holy Days. Like good New York Jews, my parents ordered and paid for synagogue tickets for our entire family well before the holidays – much to granny's bemusement. "In Israel," she protested, "you don't have to pay to go to synagogue on Yom...
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