February 23, 2009
Last Thursday I was in the Jerusalem central bus station and
I noticed an unusual vending machine on the second floor between
the middle staircase and the escalator.
The vending machine did not have candy bars or potato chips
or soda. The vending machine was offering booklets to learn Jewish
laws and traditions. This was the first time I saw this type of vending
machine. I happened to have my camera with me so I snapped
some pictures and posted them below.
I was curious to get more details about the booklets and the
organization so I called the 700 number that was listed on
the machine. I spoke to a woman that told me that their
organization (HaDaf HaYomi) distributes educational material
through various channels and the vending machine has been at
the central bus station for over a year. She also gave me the
address of their website:
I am not a member of HaDaf HaYomi and I have not read any of
their booklets but I found the vending machine to be unique
and worth sharing with you on this page.