Friday, July 24, 2009
Golda School Needs To Be Exorcised
Kever Benjamin's Golda School has been empty now for a whole school year. The residents of the El Ram neighborhood had been fighting a long war against the Municipality and the Ministry of Health, saying that the sewage odors were killing them. The problem was the stilling tank in the Golda School, which expels polluted air with each start of the new Albar pumping station's pumps.
The Municipality tried to solve the problem by throwing money on it, building a by pass main line along the Ben Yehuda Street, far from the El Ram neighborhood. Having spent millions of shekels and destroyed much asphalt, the Golda School prepares itself to reopen. Only that the parents association will not allow it. They feel that the school is contaminated, and will make sick their sensitive children.
The Chief Consultant of the Municipality, Prof. Uri Marinov, spent a day in the school smelling everything. His diagnosis did not satisfy the association, that qualified his answers as irrelevant and insulting. The bad odour in the gym, according to Marinov, comes from rotten matresses (the place has been unused for a year or more). The Beth classroom smells strange, and Marinov said "It is that open paint can". The residents were seized by a rage attack. The Municipality cleaned the place and invited everybody to come and smell by himself. The Minister of Health Leytzmann spent a full hour in the school and smelt nothing. Being an experienced Haredi politician, he knew better than to say anything.
The residents still get headaches from the fetid, putrid, corrupt environment and are decided that the school will not re-open. I believe they are victims of mass hysteria, smelling odors that are not there, and feeling headaches that are as real as if they were caused by some chemical in the air. I believe the devilish sulphur odors have to be driven out by a ritual, by a religious ceremony. The City Rabbi should organize a midnight ceremony with ten bearded kabbalists burning incense in the gym to definitely expell those noxious spirits. I mean it.