Tisha B'Av sign strange to SA expat

This is just another sign on just another day in New York City. Not to one expat, she found it quite whacky and decided it was worth sharing!
by ANT KATZ | Jun 24, 2014

A very old friend of the editor and long-time contributor and follower of SAJR, now a high-powered west-Coast exec and resident in the US, submitted a picture and a few cryptic words in an e-mail some months back. They nearly fell through the cracks.

“Yes, I'm warped. I'm also in New York City today, and a block from my hotel I spotted this street sign... Avenue sign to be specific,” she wrote.

The first thing that came to mind was mourning the loss of our temples! Being Jewish sure brings a different perspective on life.

PS: If you didn't get the reference, I am talking about Tisha b'Av (9th of Av).

To an expat South African used to seeing Avenue abbreviated as ‘Ave’ and not ‘Av’ – we can fully understand her “warped” sense of humour on this one.

Sarah - 9 Av

Here’s the ‘big picture’


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