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.


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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