9 Special Signs of Jerusalem

I love the signs in Jerusalem, Israel.

I wonder if it’s a ‘Only in Israel’ thing? 

Here are photos of 9 of my favorite signs.

welcome to school sign

1. The city of Jerusalem wishes students good luck on the new school year.


2. This sign was only up for a short time. I’m not sure how authentic

the “cheeps” were, but they are still in business with a different sign.

sign misspelled

3. When it comes to English spelling, this is an example of excellence.

sign old city

4. The city in its wisdom is changing all “ch” to “h” in street signs.

It works for “Habad” Street, but “Hen” Street?

5. Then there are the Hebrew equivalents for English brand names,

like “Crocs.”

6. This sign in Kikar Safra, Safra Square, is just asking to be touched.

voting sign

7. New signs are up for the municipal elections to be held on November 20  

for community representatives in “Heart of the City” neighborhood. 

Yad Ben Zvi

8. Remember this old sign at the entrance to “Yad Yitzchak Ben-Zvi,

the library of the former Israeli President?

Yad Ben Zvi building

This is the sign on the brand new Yad Ben-Zvi building

to be dedicated tonight,

  which will house its international school on Jerusalem studies.


9. Sometimes it is hard to know which way to go 

and even harder to predict what will happen next.

Southern Israel has been bombarded by rockets from Gaza,

though you would never know it by the media headlines.

If this post seems too lite under the circumstances,

please read this brilliant blog which sums it all up so well.

8 thoughts on “9 Special Signs of Jerusalem

  1. In restaurants the menu sometimes is so innocent, yet so funny.
    I saw a sign at the entrance to an tourist site which read ” children 15 shekels, groups 10 shekels and dolts 20 shekels. I could not resist explaining to the cashier that “dolts” in English means “idiots”. They soon changed the sign to adults …….
    I am sure that there are many “funny” mistakes out there – please share.

    • Avril you are so right. Many menus have spelling mistakes, my favorite food sign was “sweat cakes” for “sweet cakes” posted across Mamilla Mall!
      Maybe one day will do one on those, but still have two big projects to finish to publish first.

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