Signs for a Rainy Day

 German Chancellor Andrea Merkel is in Jerusalem along with nine government ministers.

 US presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is visiting too.

Surrounding Arab countries seem to be on fire, everyone has an ear to the news about Egypt.

But, the big news in Jerusalem is …it’s finally raining and it’s pouring!

After months of praying for rain…it is wet and cold.

Not as cold as much the United States having yet another ice and snow storm,

but the few people on the streets in the grey, damp weather usually

 are not smiling.

Now seems like a good time to share a few favorite signs saved for a rainy day.

Hope this immigrant’s childcare services are better than her English…unless she is looking for a new family.

“Enter” is in large letters, but check the small print. How old do you have to be to use the public toilet?

Spelling mistake or not a “mistak”?


A series of signs installed along the Jerusalem highway were deemed too political,

however, at night car headlights make the words visible under the fabric.

Also, in the ‘who gets paid to think these things up’  category…

after years as King George Street, new city street signs are in transliterated Hebrew, Hamelekh.

 A temporary warning sign loses something in translation.

 Many of these signs are posted around the city and sometimes even no garbage is below.


An old favorite, the staff smoking in the supposedly forbidden area outside the hospital entrance.

Bagels in this neighborhood are “H”, not “holy”, 

while in the Old City and you can buy a “cheese and ham” sandwich.

There are plenty of political signs; some discarded campaigns not so familiar,

while others cause such a stir they end quickly.


and how about this sign from an old campaign… something to think about?


0 thoughts on “Signs for a Rainy Day

  • February 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    As usual well done. The photos of signs, however, are the tip of a very big iceberg

  • February 4, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Love it, as usual especially the tribute to the First Nation American Indians..Todah!


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