Haveil Havalim #181 is hosted at Tzipiyah.
Now that my little one entered gan we are free on Fridays, the first day of the Israeli weekend. We decided to go out for breakfast, using the coupon my husband received as a birthday present from work. It’s not easy to get out of the house for a morning alone; his birthday is in May, and we used the coupon from 2007.
The list of participating restaurants included two in Ramat Gan. The first one, in the lobby of a mall, featured deafening music. I snapped a few shots as we walked to the second one.
The sign below reads that King David Park is named after David, King of Israel, father of the House of David dynasty, 1004-964 B.C.E. You can read the English graffiti yourself; I don’t sanitize this blog (much).
Ramat Gan has many elderly residents, but a complex of kindergartens neighbors the King David park. These ads were posted everywhere:
The formula companies have gotten creative, because they are not supposed to market formula to new mothers. So instead they sponsor “educational” events directed at parents of young children. This ad promotes a “babycollege” seminar at Tel Aviv University (!) about “aktiviut” (activeness? activity? exercise?) among young children, aged 0-3. If you want to learn how to raise a healthy child, don’t go to a formula company.
We ate at “Hablintzes shel Shoshana.” (For those who care, it was a standard Israeli breakfast of rolls, eggs, cheese and salad.) According to the sign Uri, not Shoshana, manages the restaurant, which advertises itself as heimish (traditional Jewish). It was also quiet. We had a choice of tables on arrival but the restaurant quickly filled with secular, elderly customers. The couple nearest us spoke in Yiddish.
A sign in the restaurant informed customers that fish and dairy products are not cooked together. This is a chumrah (stringency) apparently based on an error–a mixup between the words “fat” and “milk” which are similar in Hebrew. Another sign at the kosher McDonald’s, located in the same complex, notes that the ice cream served at this counter is dairy. You have to order the ice-cream from the main counter, though.
Our usual view of Ramat Gan comes from busy Jabotinsky Street, but this section was lovely. The shaded walks are set so far back from the street, we wondered where the residents parked.
Continuation of Elimelech St. (?)