Where there's smoke

January 25, 2009 13:27


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


And they say smoking shortens your life. A 104-year-old Haifa man has been hospitalized in Haifa's Rambam Hospital after his legs were burned when he lit up his nargila (hookah or tobacco pipe) for a smoke - something he has done every day for the past 90 years, reports www.mynet.co.il. Ya'akov Zieger, who took up smoking as a mere teenager in Yemen, said he always poured kerosene on the coals in the pipe to help them ignite, but this time it seems some of the flammable substance dripped onto his trousers, with the result that when he lit the pipe his legs were burned. But the accident has not deterred the old smoker, who asked his son to bring the pipe to the hospital so that he could smoke while recovering. "I haven't smoked for five days," he said from his hospital bed. "A little nargila, a little gat (the stimulating leaves chewed by Yemenites), a small glass of arak (aniseed-flavored alcoholic beverage) and a young woman all guarantee a long and good life," he said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

JERUSALEM: RESETTLED upon its desolation
December 19, 2010
Vying for control of the Temple Mount – on Foursquare