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Needs Improvement robertshw 2005-01-05 6:53

No one in the water, although it was a sunny day. The problem is that the local people in Israel has a prejudice that December is too cold for bathing in the sea. I think they loose a lot, because the temperature of the water arround the coast of the mediterranean in Tel Aviv is between 19 and 20 degrees celsius, which is still very pleasent for bathing in the sea in a sunny day. I do it in all of the month of the Israeli winter - and I much more enjoy bathing in the mediterranean of Israel during the winter monthes than during the very hot Israeli summer.

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Old 01-07-2005, 11:05 AM
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Default To robertshw: Not my fault

It's not my fault people didn't go into the water, why the sad face (no points)?
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The sad face because of the Israeli mentality which is based on a lot of prejudices. In the picture we can see that no-one in the water in a sunny day of end of December when the temperature of the water was arround 20 celsius degrees, like nowaday in the begining of May. This fact shows that a lot of Israeli people are going to the water rather by the date (warm day in December is considered warmer than a cold day in May)than by reasonable thinking about the real time wheather conditions.
This type of thinking (More prejudices than common sense) is seen in Israel in a lot of sector - were bathing in the sea one of them.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:27 PM
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First, about half the people I past by on the beach that day didn't speak Hebrew. They were either Russians or tourists (many spoke English). I'm not sure, but there might had been some Arabic as well.
Second, the reson people didn't go into the water, at my best guess, is that the water was cold (didn't check for myself) and people don't like going into cold water and get sick.
Maybe it's prejudice, but I still don't see how your remark is relevant to the pic. I wish you'd write what you think about the picture itself, not try to force-analize it.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:52 PM
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Default The water was not so cold-this is the prejudice

The temperature of the water on the end of December is arround 20 degrees, like nowadays in the begining of May. So, in a sunny day in December no problem to enter into the water if you enter into the water in the begining of May, and if you don't have a prejudice that in December should be colder the water than in May.
I think people should think rather by a common sense base (In this case according to the real weather conditions) than by prejudice (May is warm and December is cold-which is not true).
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