Monday, April 20, 2009

Raise the flag

Now that all the Pesach stuff has been put away and we’ve all resumed our regular daily schedules, it feels as if Pesach has been over for weeks.

Of course, the truth is that it’s only been a few days, but nonetheless, we’re all more than ready for the next vacation.

Fortunately, ‘tis the season when we don’t go more than a week or two without another festival – minor or otherwise.

In other words, it’s time for that annual debate which is no doubt taking place in homes across Israel this very minute: When is the right time to decorate one’s house and car with Israeli flags?

Here in TRLEEOB (the real life equivalent of our blog), we usually get around to doing it on or about Rosh Chodesh Iyar.

And then we leave them hanging until the day after Yom Yerushalayim.

How about you?


  1. Considering that we still have the Purim posters on the door... I ought to find a flag.

    And we don't have everything put away from Pesach. Between my husband's back, my son's broken hand and my general weakness (for climbing ladders with heavy/bulky things or even empty-handed, we still have stuff out and up in the "wrong places."

    I'm trying to figure out how we can store more in the house and not in the attic.

  2. I thought the "correct" time was as soon as you can after Pesach so you can be "the first on the block". But, anyone who puts the flag up before "after Pesach" is obviously not "correct" and clearly doesn't know the right way to do things.
    Keeping the flag till after Yom Yerushalyim is (like so much else) a political statement. (That's what we do, so I guess we are making a political statement.)
    I remember, when as an American, I was so embarrassed the first time we put up the flag. Now it's what we do. I guess that's another klita thing: when you feel comfortable putting up the flag.

  3. Batya - That's why when we did our renovations last year, we wanted stairs - rather than a ladder - going up to the attic.

    Imma - Keeping the flag till after Yom Yerushalayim is (like so much else) a political statement.Unfortunate but true...


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