Both young men recently finished school. They will soon be busy with university studies and army conscription (from the age of 18 every Israeli male and female is required to serve three and two years, respectively, of compulsory military service) but in the meantime they have been well occupied.
Image: Modi'in City Hall via ModiinWebSite.
Gabi has been busy working as a waiter in a fancy new events hall. He has been waiting on tables most evenings and, according to Mum, keeps a sharp eye on the tips that he receives. I have shown him in the black waistcoat and white Grandad collar shirt that he is required to wear on the job. In one hand he is holding aloft a tray with a silver cloche and a bottle of wine on it, and in the other he has a glass with TIPS written on it in Hebrew.
Happy 18th birthday to both young men. They have a very exciting future ahead of them. I wonder what will be going on their birthday cards next year.