My optometrist, Dr. Robert Lederman, shared an 'only in Jerusalem' anecdote with me that I couldn't resist posting here in his own words:
"I was recently examining an 8 year old boy. He looked like a regular kid wearing a T-shirt and shorts. I was in the middle of doing a retinoscopy when in the distance I heard the siren of an ambulance, as happens in any city from time to time.
The 8 yr old boy asked me if I could stop the exam.
I thought that he wanted to go to the bathroom. But what he did instead was to recite Psalm 121 by heart in Hebrew to pray for the well-being of whoever it was in that ambulance.
When he'd finished, he let me carry on."
A wonderful reminder that, despite what many think, there is far more in the clear, cool Jerusalem air than the sound of sirens.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Great Jerusalem anecdote
From the Treppenwitz blog:
Posted by Elder of Ziyon at 9:50 AM