Tisha B’Av sign strange to SA expat
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.