Friday, September 2, 2011

They Don't Write Like This Anymore

The always excellent Israeli blog "Oneg Shabbat" has posted this letter from David Remez - Minister of Education in the early fifties to children:

I can't make out all the words, but I'm someone in the comments will. The letter reads:

Redeeming (גאולים?) Boys and Girls,
Get this blessing from the Israeli Gov't.
Learn well. Learn (למדו?) Nicely,
 Tomorrow is yours!
Build a nation, Build a Country

Remez Minister of Education and Culture.

The beauty of this letter is its simplicity. I can't imagine anyone today writing to kids "Build a nation, Build a country".

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