Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Only in Israel Pictures (edition 3)

I seriously doubt the majority of you have ever seen these "only in Israel" pictures before. If you know where these pictures are from, give a shout out in the comments.

You may be eligable for a frozen muqata waffle!

Coin operated air conditioning or heating (2 NIS for 20 minutes).




A memorial candle dispenser machine. (hat-tip: MikeAge)



Question: How many brachot does the following unfortunate person have to say?

A Canadian jogger happened to be carrying an iPod at the wrong place at the wrong time. Lightning struck his body during a thunderstorm, and the current ran along the path of the earphones and into his head, causing injuries to his jaw and ear eardrums. The patient's physicians say the combination of sweat and the metal earphones directed the current to his head.




I can think of at least 3...


Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

21 comments:

Michael said...

Makes me glad I can't listen to headphones...

~ Sarah ~ said...

coin operated air con or heating? no idea where. an enclosed place perhaps? a shul?


lighting fried: 'charcoal ni'hyeh bidvaro' :P

Mike Miller said...

Jameel,

try using the following img

http://mikeage.net/content/gallery/d/20788-2/CIMG3208.JPG

Oh, and it's either mikeage.net (as in the site), or Mikeage (as in the person). Once, there was a MikEage, as well, but that's dead and buried. The A has never been capitalized :)

Elie said...

The beracha on lightning (oseh maaseh bereshis) and Gomel are two; can't think of a third.

Cosmic X said...

I'm guessing that the coin operated air conditioning or heating is in the zohorei chama shtieblach in Machane Yehuda.

yitz said...

Yahrzeit memorial candle dispensing machine: at the tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNess, Tiveria.

Coin-op AC: many shuls have this. Boston & Imrei Shefer in Har Nof, Yerushalayim, for example.

Third bracha - Mechayei Meitim!

Jerry said...

The Gra shul in Jerusalem just installed one of these fancy-shmancy air conditioning thingys. I think it works through the same technology as the coin-operated turnstyle at the mikveh next door. In any case, the picture is not from there, as it has a different background.

But in the Gra shul, it costs 9 shekels an hour! What a ripoff!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the third bracha is shehechianu. How often does something like this happen?

Chaya Tova said...

Hey Mikeage,
talk about plagiarism
tisk tisk

Elder of Ziyon said...

Unless the iPod was really, really loud, one can assume he heard the thunderclap...

Mike Miller said...

IIRC correctly, there's a machlokes if one makes an "oseh maaseh bereishis" and "shekocho ugvuraso" if the thunder and lightning are seen and heard at the same time.

Special Ed said...

i've seen the coin operated air conditioners in multiple places, specifically in kiryat sefer,

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

special ed: I took this picture in Meah Shearim.

Elder: He might have been unconcious by the time he would have heard the thunder.

Chaya Tova: Now that was funny!

Jerry: Its cheaper in Meah Shearim :-)

Yitz: Could be...but that's not where this pic is from (candle dispenser)
anonymous: I was thinking Hagomel...but you could be right.

Cosmic: That was a good guess...but it's in a shteeble in Meah Shearim.

Michael: Guess it depends on the music.

Sarah: Good one :) Would go well with a Friday afternoon BBQ posting...

Sruli said...

The Air-Conditioning is in a shteeble in Meah SHearim where my Rebbi from the Mir Yeshiva, R Elefant used to give shiur. Don't remember the exact address but it was after the street narrowed.

Holy Hyrax said...

>lighting fried: 'charcoal ni'hyeh bidvaro' :P


oh ho ho ho hahahahha

omg, omg, Sarah, you are sooooo funny.

Ari Kinsberg said...

i don't get it. what is the purpose of coin-operated a/c in a shul?

JoeSettler said...

Shteebles are around the clock, open door synagogues that rely solely on donations and hardly on membership dues.

This way you pay for your personal cost for the use of the heat or air conditioning while you are using the facilities.

~ Sarah ~ said...

hyrax: i know. you don't have to keep telling me...

elchonon said...

I WIN!!!! I was so scared soneone would have beaten me (i confess to not checking this blog too often)

The candle machine is mearat hamachpela DUH ;) and obviusly it took me to know that lol

elchonon said...

Where are my waffles ? grr doi need to go om a tresure hunt to chomesh to find em?

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