Wednesday, January 18, 2006

To the Cleaners

The other day I dropped off a sweater to be dry cleaned. Here's my ticket:
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That's my name in Hebrew at the top of the form. You can also see where the guy circled "sweater" in blue. Yep, that's sweater in Hebrew. Welcome to my world. Hebrew is read right to left, btw.

I circled something in red. The first word reads "talit" and it's a shawl with ritually knotted fringe at each of the four corners - a prayer shawl. The second word is "tzitzit" and that's a garment worn by religious Jewish men under their clothes with a tassel at each corner.

It just knocked me out that they have a place for these on a printed form at the dry cleaners. These words would never be on a dry cleaning form in NC!


At 1/18/2006 8:27 PM, Anonymous Rachel said...

No, what knocks me out is how CHEAP it is to get a sweater dry cleaned! 23 sheks is like 4 dollars, right?

At 1/18/2006 8:36 PM, Blogger John said...

Rachel - I think that the rate has been floating around 4.5 or 4.6 so it's like $5. But conversion only helps when you're comparing a salary in the US to the tiny amount earned by a hard working Israeli.

At 1/18/2006 9:00 PM, Blogger Cori/Shoshana said...

i can't wait to be in israel, even if just for little things like that. i know that you aren't jewish, but for a jew living in the us, this is welcoming.

At 1/19/2006 6:00 PM, Anonymous אביב said...

רחוב עזה:-) מעניין מי החליט לקרוא לרחוב בירושלים על שם העיר הזאת.


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