Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Over the hill

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Before we get too far away in time from the Winter Olympics, I'd like you to see this.
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At a big electronics store in the Jerusalem Mall, these young religious girls were glued to the screen(s).
Strictly orthodox Jewish families do not have a television in their homes.
So for these girls it was a few minutes of being transported to another world--Canada, snow, skiiers. . .
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(Well, what am I saying?? I don't have a TV either. I too had fun watching all those skiiers come over the hill. But more fun taking the picture.)
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15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Fun photo...I have a tv but don't watch it much however I was GLUED to it for two Olympic weeks.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely photo!Very stricktly orthodox Christian families are not allowed to watch TV either.
Today our skaters and our one and only snowboarder came home and were received by the Queen. The snowboarder got a gold medal, which is remarkable, because we have no mountains. The skaters won gold, silver and bronze. We are a country for skaters and swimmers.

Kay said...

Awww... that's so cute. We really enjoyed the Olympics, too. I can't get over how quickly two weeks went by!

crederae said...

I'm a champion
I'm from Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
part2. ha ha.

Thanks for your sweet note Dina.

It was so festive going to the widescreen parties here that broadcasted the Olympics Dina and the flagwaving in the streets.

You don't need a tv here to view the olympics ctv gave free on line broadcast of the games on the internet. It was awesome -you could watch the total event or just the highlight as many times as you wished.Apparently there was a record breaking 16 million people that watched the game for the gold between Canada and the US on the internet.

As I said earlier, it went beyond the games it just felt great to celebrate together as a nation but those athletes do have to be admired.

WEll the next winter Olympics is hosted in Russia. Ew they have so much snow there Dina they will ship you some to Israel!!!

shalom.
love and light.

Ann said...

Seeing as the Olympics was in the middle of the night and our commentary was absolute crap I can't say I watched any of it - even the replays. Would have liked to have seen the ice skating/dancing. I did watch the opening ceremony.

Cloudia said...

Shalom & Aloha, Friend!


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Petrea said...

I agree with Suzanne, a fun photo! I enjoyed your copy, too. You're such a delight. I don't have a TV either, and you know me, I'm not even religious.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
By choice, «Louis» went ten years without a TV. He bought one when he returned from France and married Mme la Vache - it helps her learn English, Mandarin being her first tongue, Japanese the second. «Louis» still doesn't watch TV.

Sara said...

I must admit the Olympics got my attention too...I spent more time watching the events on TV than I ever have for past Olympics. Found it rather exciting actually! The skill of the athletes was amazing to a non-athletic person like me.

VP said...

I have a TV but never watch it 'live', I use the horrid device only to see recorded movies ord DVD.
Somethimes I watch them on my laptop either...

Mo said...

I don't have TV most here find that very weird

JM said...

I can imagine how thrilled these girls must be while watching the forbbiden!...

moneythoughts said...

No TV watching! Why? I never heard of that prohibition. Such thinking is so foreign to me.

Pietro said...

Funny image!
No television? It's a pity! ;-)

Dick said...

Nice picture, I can't imagine not to have a tv.