The noise in Israel drives me crazy sometimes. There, I said it. And I feel better for saying it. And yes, it is specifically the noise in Israel. Because Israel truly is an especially noisy place.
I used to just think we lived in a particularly noisy neighbourhood. Luck of the draw, I figured. Then I travelled around and realized that I do indeed live in a particularly noisy neighbourhood – and that neighbourhood is called the State of Israel.
You simply can’t get away from noise here. So don’t even try.
Take our house, for example. We live within walking distance of four schools, all of which, instead of school bells, play tunes and chimes (instead of school bells, like we had in Canada) so loud you can hear them blocks away. GZ’s school routinely plays music for the kids’ enjoyment in the yard as they arrive in the morning, and you can hear that two blocks away as well.
Then there are the happy routines of parades, celebrations, simchas, and special occasions, each of which Read more »
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