My husband and I were all set to visit israel and other places this year and I had planned our itinerary to miss the holidays and come at the beginning of September. Now, due to hubby being hospitalised for the last 2 weeks because of a spectacular fall on Christmas Day, he's decided a big trip this year would be too much for him - psychologically, more than physically, I think. So hopefully we can come next year. It may actually work out better weather wise as we'd be able to come later and we'd also avoid Ramadan whilst touring Jordan and Syria. So, am I right in believing that anytime after October 9 2012 would avoid major Jewish holidays? I'm also keen to avoid school holidays so that accomodation costs are not too high.