This article is about Israel ‘s strangest, funniest and the most amazing things.
Here are some observations about Israel’s culture.
In Israel , both men and women serve in the military and who don’t serve in the military have a hard time finding a job.
At the age of 18, Every citizen in Israel has to serve in the military. Men have to serve for 36 months and women for 24 months. After that period they can think about their future profession. Those who doesn’t serve in the army find it hard to get a job. But now a religious party is trying to make the government pass a law to allow religious people abstaian from serving in the military.
Local people are good salesmen and they love to give discounts.
Israeli people don’t like when things are thrown away. Because of this all vegetables cost less on Fridays and especially before the end of the day.
In Tel Aviv people throw away things they don’t need on Fridays. Sometimes they’ll offer you 5 chocolates for the price of one.
For Every Citizen Holidays and Traditions are very important.
Religious holidays and Jewish traditions are big part of their daily lives.
- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) This holiday takes a few days. All roads are blocked and flights are even canceled! During this holiday, all non-religious citizens travel by bike.
- Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) According to the Jewish calendar, it’s year 5578 now. I like the tradition of eating apples covered in honey so the new year will be sweet, as people here believe.
- Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) This also takes a few days. Small huts are constructed for eating inside. Palm tree leaves are used for the roof. The huts are decorated with different toys made of colored paper.
- Hanukkah This is the most interesting holiday. It takes 8 days. People eat donuts and light special lamps that they add one candle to every day. These lamps or candleholders can be found in the streets and at home.
- Purim A three-day spring masquerade. This holiday is really only for school students, but in Tel Aviv everyone participates: children, adults, religious, and non-religious people. People even wear their costumes to work.
- Passover This is the only tradition I’ve known about since childhood and it’s one of the brightest holidays of the year. During Passover ordinary bread is substituted with matzah.
In Tel Aviv there is a strong rip current.
There is a strong rip current in Tel Aviv’s sea and because of this there are breakwaters on their beaches. Rescue teams only work until 4pm and all lockers room will be closed.
It is a country of cats and dogs and all animals are Vaccinated.
They have special beaches for dogs. Its right in the middle of a gay beach and a closed beach for religious people. In Israel its much easier to adopt a stray because of the special fees for those who own dogs.
Lots of Tasty food.
They put a special symbol on food which tells you the specific rabbi who made that food. Kashrut is very important aspect of their food. Only problem is that sometimes its hard to buy non-kosher meat.
Winter lasts for 2 months.
In Israel winter last for 2 months. During winters everyone turns on individual a/c units to warm their homes as there is no central heating here.
Water is heated by solar panels in summer and in winter water is heated by electricity.
Special food for vegetarians.
In Tel Aviv, if you are a vegetarian you are very lucky because there are several shops that sell special food for vegetarians. You’ll find several “green” stores with special food.
A country for bikers, electric skateboards and scooter.
Unlike other countries in Israel there are special rules regulating all means of transportation. They have special lines for bikes in the city.
Nobody works during Shabbat and there is no public transportation.
Shabbat starts at sunset on Friday and finishes on Saturday around 6pm. During this period there is no work and no public transportation expect for some random buses without any particular timings.
Israeli women are themselves more than other country girls.
Women in Israel look more natural. They don’t dress up much and we rarely see a woman wearing high heels. Because there more men tham women in Israel.
Men take children to school and they’ll never punish them.
Israeli men are good fathers. They take their children to school every day. On Saturdays everyones goes on picnics. Parents never punish their children and if they are seen punishing a child, they might deprived of their parental rights.