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Maale Adumim Residents Surprised to Learn Baths Closed on Christmas

Posted by Avital Pinnick on October 15, 2010

Chrome translation and mikvehs

On a whim I ran an article from the local paper (on-line edition) through Chrome’s Google translator. I guess it was an unusually good choice of subject matter because I can’t stop laughing. It’s about how the local mikva’ot (ritual baths) are closed on the day before holidays for budgetary reasons. When the men of the city discovered that the mikvaot were closed, they all went to Rabbi Yitzhak’s private bath. Poor guy. Hope he had enough towels.  🙂

(This decision affects the immersion of men, which is optional, before a major holiday like Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. It does not affect the immersion of married women.)

2 Responses to “Maale Adumim Residents Surprised to Learn Baths Closed on Christmas”

  1. Betty Braaksma said

    I love the phrase ” refurbished hope is only for men.” It’s got a kind of 60’s sci-fi vibe to it.

    • Avital Pinnick said

      LOL! It’s a mistranslation based on the fact that “hope” and “mikveh” (ritual bath) have similar roots.

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