Friday, January 1, 2016

Writing Checks in Hebrew

As if it's not enough that I have to:

--write the whole thing in Hebrew
--including writing the numbers out as words
--and remembering to write the date "backwards" (day first, then month)

Now I've got to remember to write "2016"?!  OY ;)!

Several people have asked me how New Year's Eve is celebrated here and the answer is that it's not (which is fine by us and exactly how we noted the day in the US).  In ulpan yesterday, some of the secular Russians were talking about "Rosh Hashanah" and I was totally confused ("Rosh Hashanah was months ago.  And do they even celebrate it?!") until the teacher wrote on the board the word for "secular".  AHA!  Then we learned the words for "fireworks" and "there aren't any fireworks around here for secular Rosh Hashanah but wait until Independence Day in May".

Happy 2016!


  1. Sylvester, is what the seculars call it, is celebrated on NY's eve in Tel Aviv and other places. Don't worry, Hidabroot has been educating the masses on the origin of this avodah zara for years.

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  3. Oy is right!!! I need to see an example of a cancelled check if you can share one privately? It sounds very complicated, for me that would be writing the number out not the reversal of the dates, I have that down, I think!!

    1. Don't worry--I'll help you when you come. By then I"ll be more used to it!