Greeks learn in order to comprehend.
Hebrews learn in order to revere.

~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Bit of Culture

So I have noticed one stark diffrence between American culture and Israeli culture. Now don't get me wrong when I say this, but Israelis really love their children well. It is not uncommon in America for new moms and young ladies to gaulk over beautiful babies and talk about their bundle of joys. However, here, even the men (and women) do the same. There have been numerous occasions since we've been here where men have been so enamoured with Denyon, talking to him in Hebrew "goo-goo, ga-ga" talk, motioning for high fives, etc. We noticed this right away when we arrived at even the airport. Also, it is not uncommon for men to own and run the local "gans" aka preschools/daycare centers. That is something that is extremely rare in the U.S...even for men to work with young children. There are plenty of men I know that love their children and grandchildren very well, but on the whole American culture is not that way with small children and babies. It is really cool to see that here and something that we did not expect. Just a few nights ago when we were eating out for dinner, one waitress said she wanted to wait 20 years for Denyon's phone number and the manager gave us free sorbet for Denyon for dessert. He sure did love it! The moral of the story is...when we have Denyon around, things go much smoother! That's all for now.
Shabbat shalom,

1 comment:

frontrowseat said...

I'm so glad you posted a photo of your car. I love it! It's even smaller than the Green Bean!