Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Short Quiz

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 ?

#3- 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 false ?

#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.

Our 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 Torah.

This is living in West Jerusalem.

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