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Checking for Lions

Checking for Lions

Photo Credit: Yaakov Naumi/Flash90

Yossef Stauber’s job is to guard the lions’ section at the Ramat Gan Safari Park just outside Tel Aviv. He stays in his observation tower all day, opening and closing the gates for visitors in their cars.

The rest of the time, between cars, he sits and learns.

Who says Haredim are not integrated into the Israeli job market? It just needs to eb the kind of job where you get a chance to sit and learn between customers.

Two things you need to know for this job: when to learn and when to open the gate – and never go downstairs before checking for lions.

Yaakov Naumi/Flash90

Yaakov Naumi/Flash90

Yaakov Naumi/Flash90

Yaakov Naumi/Flash90

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “Checking for Lions”

  1. Are the Lions native to Israel or shipped in from Africa? Either way we have Lions in Israel, and they provide a great job for gentlemen who need to focus on prayer and the Scriptures.

  2. WHAT A GREAT JOB. BEING ABLE TO WATCH THE LIONS ROAMING FREE. AND BEING ABLE TO LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THEM AND BEING ABLE TO READ AND LEARN OTHER THINGS.

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