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Tisha B’Av sign strange to SA expat

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ANT KATZ

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

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