One of the reasons you have to learn Hebrew to read newspapers in Israel is actually not that it’ll take too long with a dictionary (and Google translate is such rubbish quality… ask any polyglot in your office. If you yourself speak 4+ languages this is a moot point), but because Israeli journalists love to make their headlines echo popular songs.
It’s a beautiful thing — a dash of poetry in a country obsessed with hard news.
Today, I saw this headline in the Times of Israel. It’s in English, but could as well have been Hebrew. And it made me smile and hum Simon & Garfunkel’s epic “America“. Wanted to share the pretty –
The article itself is quaint and a good “while I drink my coffee and get my act together” read. So I recommend that too.. beyond the headline.
Also: look at the lush green…
I smile broadly now.
photo credit: Anatoly Michaelo/Courtesy Keter Publishers