Hey, look at that! It’s the middle of June!
Which means, I suppose, that it’s time to start thinking about those summer plans…
In fact, now that this year’s summer vacation will NOT be shortened after all, parents across the country are desperately scrambling to figure out how they’re going to occupy their delightful offspring for the duration.
Well, the city of Modiin Illit – a chareidi town just outside of Modiin – may have the answer.
You see, according to an article (hat tip: Reader M.) in the “Chadashodati” – a free weekly newspaper serving the Greater Modiin area – someone in Modiin Illit’s Brachfeld neighborhood came up with an original and free source of entertainment:
The article notes that a significant percentage of Modiin Illit’s 50,000 residents are children and that approximately 45 babies are born there each week.
About two weeks ago, some of those children were no doubt delighted to discover the following notice posted on the side of their building:
“Wonderful news for the dear children of the building!
Due to the heavy demand and as a result of considerable effort, by the Grace of Heaven and with much Divine Providence, we have managed to arrange a once-in-a-lifetime, amazing spectacle:
A Cement Truck
Which will come to the building tomorrow for several hours only, in order to pour concrete on the roof!!!
Admission is free for the children of the building only (adults can participate as well), subsidized by the Dayan family…
The show will take place tomorrow between 13:30 and 16:00. Tickets are not necessary!
Hurry up, and don’t be late!”
What free summertime activities are offered in your neighborhood?
!שבת שלום ומבורך