News Brief 9/12/2013, Tishrei 8, 5774
'Triple Whammy' May Mean a Tough Yom Kippur for Many
The large majority of Israelis who fast on Yom Kippur will be hit with a “triple whammy” this year: The weather, the calendar, and the clock are conspiring to make this year's fast one of the most challenging in years.
Yom Kippur begins Friday night and extends through Saturday night, and according to forecasters, temperatures on Friday and Saturday will hit the mid- to upper-thirties Celsius (close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit). The heat wave will be one of the hottest for the year, and the Yom Kippur thermometer will reach heights not seen for eleven years, forecasters said.