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Only in Israel? Poster showing Prime Minister’s shiva for his father

In Israel, posters announcing a death, the details of the funeral, the names of the mourners, and the location and dates of the shiva are found on buildings, lampposts, bulletin boards, and elsewhere. I took this picture of the death notice posted across Jerusalem noting the passing of Benzion Netanyahu, father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 29.

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My apologies for the poor quality, but you just may be able to make out in the lower right-hand corner the location of where the mourners, including the Prime Minister, are sitting shiva this week. I hesitate to say that this could only happen in Israel – that the community at large is advised of the location of the house of mourning for the father of a Prime Minister. But I truly doubt that it happens in too many countries.

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