A Jewish worshipper blows a Shofar, at the Western Wall ahead of Rosh Hashana.
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS)
Some 70,000 Israelis flocked to national parks and natural reserves across the country on Thursday morning to enjoy the warm weather with their families on the first of a four-day countrywide hiatus in celebration of the Jewish New Year.
Families with small children traveled across Israel, going to hikes and visiting waterfalls up north.
Some 200 motorcyclists rode to Belvoir Fortress south of the Sea of Galilee to catch the first sunrise of the new year, and according to the Nature and Parks Authority, thousands more are expected to travel to the country's beaches and other sites in the coming days.