I recall a radio show on Erev Yom Kippur many years ago; the gist was this.
Here in Israel, it's a few hours before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year. Stores, factories, restaurants, TV & radio stations, everything is shutting down, as of clouds of purity wash over the country. Dressed in white, the vast majority of the House of Israel go to shul, fast, and commorate Yom Kippur in some manner.
For 24 hours, there is no radio, no television, no food, and a rare harmony envelopes the land.
May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life.