The Answer is "NO" however, it is good practice to always use semicolons.
If you are a PHP , C++, C# and a few others, you know a thing or two about using semicolons so it will be natural to you.
Advocates of not using semicolons whines about two much typing, redundancy, file size and so on. Honestly, i do not consider them as problems.
The only answer i would have for them is this: