The approximately 10-minute lesson was significant more for the interaction than the instruction.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
On Friday, outside an Aroma Cafe on Emek Refaim Street, Robert Berman tried an experiment and with it helped answer a question. Would Jews be willing to learn Arabic? But more fundamentally, would Jews be willing to talk to Arabs? The experiment involved two signs, a table, Arabic words printed on paper, four children from Hebron that acted as Arabic teachers and an enthusiastic salesman.For NIS 10, a passerby would be taught Arabic for 10 minutes and help children stop begging. For NIS 10, a passerby would speak to an Arab.
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