We, the Rubesh Family, have moved to West Jerusalem. Here is a short quiz to gauge your knowledge of life in a Jewish-observing neighborhood. Decide if each statement is true or false. (Easy-- 50-50 chance of getting each one correct!!)
#1- Many of the women in our neighborhood wear a head covering. true or false ?
#2- Many of the women in our neighborhood wear long skirts and long-sleeved shirts. true or false ?
Many of the boys in our neighborhood have short hair with 2 long-ish
curls on either side of their head (just above the ears). true or
#4- During the Sabbath, the following items are off-limits: cell phones, dishwashers, and Wii /Play Station. true or false ?
#5- In our neighborhood, it is common for marriages to be arranged by a matchmaker. true or false ?
And the correct answers are..... true-- all of them.
neighborhood has nice big sidewalks, plenty of playgrounds, manicured
flower beds and cross walks. (Don't laugh at my list....all of those
things were absent in Costa Rica!!!) Satellite dishes can be found on
all of the roofs. In the evening after the heat of the day has
dissipated, children come out on bikes, scooters, and skateboards to
enjoy the evening. And so here lives the modern with the
ancient....modern conveniences coupled with the ancient laws from the
This is living in West Jerusalem.