Sunday, October 10, 2010

A rare respite

Many bloggers have noted that today is 10/10/10 (i.e. 10.10.10 for the Hebraically-oriented among you).

For instance, Rafi G. has a related halachic ruling, and Jameel shares a fond memory.

But as YZG observed, the date’s real significance is that it serves as a welcome respite for the harried and hassled new oleh.

After all, until the clock strikes midnight tonight, s/he can write checks and affix his/her signature to important documents without the pressure of having to remember that in Israel, the day PRECEDES the month…  smile_teeth


And in other J-Blogosphere news:

1. The latest Kosher Cooking Carnival is available here. Special thanks to Batya for including my savory sweet potato kugel post.

2. The latest Haveil Havalim is available here. Special thanks to Phyllis for including my Apollonia National Park post.


  1. Or, you can simply use the Hebrew Date on checks ;-)

  2. Here (Canada) that is an everyday crisis because we're so close to the US and its powerful influences. Most people use the "9/11/10" (for Sept 11) US style of numbering, but the official government date is "11/9/10." That is also the way it's usually done in schools, but in business and REAL LIFE it's almost always the U.S. way. And don't get me started on the letter "zed."
    (or the fact that store prices are marked in grams/kilograms but everybody buys stuff by the pound!)

  3. Jameel - LOL! :-) Being able to use the Hebrew date on checks is Reason #8715 for making aliyah... :-)

    Jennifer - A Shiputzim daughter came home one day last week and told me that the Israeli girls in her class "think that it's called zed!" She was very surprised when I explained that much of the English-speaking world calls it that... :-)

  4. Thanks for the KCC mention. I remember the thrill during 1961 that you could read and write it upside down. OK, so it dates me.


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