December 24, 2009
Israel’s underage drinking problem
So that’s why all those teenage were walking the boardwalk and streets and Nahariya so late on a school night. JTA and the Israeli prime minister solved one of the mysteries of my trip to Israel three summers ago:
And they say Jews don’t drink ...
You know, if we weren’t talking about Israel here and, additionally, this state wasn’t surrounded by Muslim countries, there would be more foreign teenagers flocking to kosher supermarkets than, in safer times, San Diego high schoolers crossing the border into TJ.
(P.S. I don’t recommend doing a Google search to determine if underage is one word of two when used as an adjective. It’s one, and the search results will leave you feeling queasy.)