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(NPR)   Along with borders, settlements, rockets, and the right of return you can add the price of holy water to the list of things they're fighting over in Jerusalem   (npr.org) divider line 17
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2012-12-06 10:11:42 AM  
Wajeeh Nuseibeh is the church's doorkeeper. In another twist, he is a Palestinian Muslim, whose family has opened and closed the church's heavy wooden doors every day for the past 1,300 years.

That is pretty cool.
 
2012-12-06 10:32:47 AM  
I heard this story the other day, basically the water was privatized in the 90s and this church had never payed but once it got privatized the company actually wanted their money. But most of this church's bill is coming from the fact that they let whoever use the washrooms so they are doing a public service. At the end the water got turned back on and the 2 million bucks they owed was waived but the church is going to have to pay for it from now on so I guess if you need to use the bathroom you will have to deposit a quarter.
 
2012-12-06 10:34:56 AM  

Headso: I heard this story the other day, basically the water was privatized in the 90s and this church had never payed but once it got privatized the company actually wanted their money. But most of this church's bill is coming from the fact that they let whoever use the washrooms so they are doing a public service. At the end the water got turned back on and the 2 million bucks they owed was waived but the church is going to have to pay for it from now on so I guess if you need to use the bathroom you will have to deposit a quarter.


sheckel
 
2012-12-06 10:38:22 AM  

TrollingForColumbine: Headso: I heard this story the other day, basically the water was privatized in the 90s and this church had never payed but once it got privatized the company actually wanted their money. But most of this church's bill is coming from the fact that they let whoever use the washrooms so they are doing a public service. At the end the water got turned back on and the 2 million bucks they owed was waived but the church is going to have to pay for it from now on so I guess if you need to use the bathroom you will have to deposit a quarter.

sheckel


At the current exchange rate, 1 shekel (NIS) is 26 cents.
 
2012-12-06 10:39:55 AM  
How the hell does one building use $2mil in water? My company uses about $300 for 3 months.
 
2012-12-06 10:42:10 AM  

monoski: How the hell does one building use $2mil in water? My company uses about $300 for 3 months.


Water tends to be more expensive where it is scarce.
 
2012-12-06 10:46:34 AM  

Headso: so I guess if you need to use the bathroom you will have to deposit a quarter.


You may use this bathroom if you deposit a sheckle , or you may use the blessed portapotty over there for free.

www.gonemovies.com

Choose wisely

/maybe a composting toilet would be a good investment
 
2012-12-06 10:49:43 AM  
is a single shekel a coin or paper money?
 
2012-12-06 10:52:41 AM  

Headso: is a single shekel a coin or paper money?


upload.wikimedia.org

FUN FACTS: The coin is about the size of an American dime (though ticker) and when you have a bunch of them in your pocket, they don't jingle like normal change, they click. All other NIS coins (the fraction-shekels, called "agurot", and the 5-shek and 10-shek coins) jingle. I think it has to do with the composition of the 1 NIS coins, but I don't know what metal are used.
 
2012-12-06 11:04:28 AM  
15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives?


I hope all the angry old men choke on their holy water.
 
2012-12-06 11:46:51 AM  
FTA:
"But Hana Bendcowsky, program director at the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations, says that younger generations of Israeli Jews have grown up increasingly isolated from minority communities and unaware of what the pledge of custodianship requires of them."


Now that's some serious understatement, lol. Israeli youth aren't growing up isolated from minority communities, they regularly visit minority communities, to stomp on the minorities there. Think Israel is hardline now? Wait until the next generation of little stormtroopers takes over.
 
2012-12-06 12:56:24 PM  
According to my source, holy water is 25 gold pieces per flask.
 
2012-12-06 01:04:55 PM  

pudding7: According to my source, holy water is 25 gold pieces per flask.


So, how much water could you get for selling out Jesus?
 
2012-12-06 01:16:38 PM  

Apik0r0s: pudding7: According to my source, holy water is 25 gold pieces per flask.

So, how much water could you get for selling out Jesus?


Depends, are we talking about Troy Jesus or Avoirdupois Jesus?
 
2012-12-06 01:53:18 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: 15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives?

I hope all the angry old men choke on their holy water.


That sort of seems like a dick move.

Here you go, Dave, we went to get your special water at great risk to our own lives!

Thanks, guys! (pours it on the ground) I'll waste it to show how great you all are!
 
2012-12-06 03:51:56 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Headso: is a single shekel a coin or paper money?

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FUN FACTS: The coin is about the size of an American dime (though ticker) and when you have a bunch of them in your pocket, they don't jingle like normal change, they click. All other NIS coins (the fraction-shekels, called "agurot", and the 5-shek and 10-shek coins) jingle. I think it has to do with the composition of the 1 NIS coins, but I don't know what metal are used.



Jewish Gold mixed with the blood and ground bones of Palestinian children.

Wait...are the Joos evil in this thread?
 
2012-12-06 05:36:21 PM  

Apik0r0s: Think Israel is hardline now? Wait until the next generation of little stormtroopers takes over.


Well, at least they won't be able to shoot anyone.
 
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