the MidEast Siesta

Subject: the MidEast Siesta
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- CRABAPPLE -dot- BITNET>
Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 19:20:35 IDT

A few years back, when I was on a consulting stint in Israel, some
companies (mostly retail and financial) shut down from noon to 2:00 and
extended the work day until 6:00 or 7:00.

I don't know if this is still being done or if it was an anomaly to Haifa.

** Not an anomaly to Haifa; still practiced by the bulk of shops and
by most public services that open in the afternoon at all. But
succumbing to Westernization in general and to air-conditioning
in particular.
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