Friday, June 10, 2011

That’s Entertainment!

{checks calendar}

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:

CementAd Translation:

“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


  1. Is this for real? LOL thanks for the laugh!

  2. That's crazy!
    Although it might be kind of fun, now that I think about it. Maybe I'll bring my kids :)

  3. Daniela - Yes, it seems to be for real.

    Toby - Back when we were doing, well, our shiputzim [why does that phrase sound SO familiar... ;-) ], some of the kids would stand there and watch the guys work.

  4. Wow! Some folks know how to have fun...

  5. Very funny . . . but my kids really would love a front row seat for that show.

  6. Ilana-Davita - It doesn't get more exciting than that... :-)

    Laura - So would mine... :-)

  7. What a sad little childhood I had, going swimming and playing baseball up in the Catskill mountains. I wish we had had a cement truck to entertain us.

  8. Miriyummy - LOL! Sounds like you really were deprived... ;-)

  9. I guess babysitting my nephews.

  10. YW - At least the price is right... :-)


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