Hebrew is sign of times in Buenos Aires




Hebrew adorns a new police station sign in a Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires.




The sign identifying Station 37 in the Villa Crespo neighborhood also features Spanish and English. It reads “Policia – Mishtara – Police.”




The three-language street sign is uncommon on police stations. When a second language is required, English typically is the alternative.




“We are in a highly Jewish-populated neighborhood, and we are close to commercial streets where tourists come by to buy leather clothing,” Roberto Perez, who commands Police Station 37, told JTA.. “We want all the Argentine community to feel closer to police.”




Perez said his superiors and the station’s neighbors welcomed the initiative.



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