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So according to some Evangelical Christians I spoke just outside my yeshive (don’t ask me what they were doing there!) we learn in a ‘Bible School’.
Today in the afternoon we were stopped by some tourists who were hanging around my yeshive. Looking at the building and (probably) wondering what was written on the walls.
It was then when they stopped us because they overheard us using some English words. They asked us if ‘this building’ (the yeshive) was a ‘youth synagogue’.
‘A wut now?’ Apparently there is such a concept of ‘youth churches’ in the Christian world.
We then explained to them it was a yeshiva. But of course they didn’t know what a ‘yeshiva’ was, so we had to tell them what we do, and what we learn in there.
“Ah, a Bible school!” all four of them exclaimed in unison.
“A wut?” me and my friends asked ourselves.
Needless to say, when I came back home I googled for ‘Bible school’ and found this article. Of course the differences between their ‘Bible Schools’ and our yeshivos (l’havdil elef havdulos) are immense. But I still think it’s kind of funny how they keep making comparisons.
Moral of the story: fake an Eretz Yisroeldike Yiddish by replacing the English for Ivrit when tourists are around.