(Photo Credit: Secret Tel Aviv!)
By Aaron Pomerantz
Last Updated 4/20/2016 at 8:00 PM
Tel Aviv, Hilton Beach North: In a now familiar scenario, the city responded to pressure from the public and has made adjustments to help our furry companions in the city. Specifically, Tel Aviv’s dog beach north of Hilton Beach now has a gender-segregated bathing area for dogs concerned about modesty for religious reasons. The Daily Freier’s dog reporter was on the scene to learn about the new events.
“This is just amazing” enthused Rivki, a dalmatian/beagle mix. “It’s just so much more relaxing. Before they put up the mechitza, it was just out of control. I mean, when I moved here from Jerusalem my girlfriends warned me. But they were right. Tel Aviv’s dogs are just total…… dogs.”
Bat-Sheva, a Maltese, shared Rivki’s enthusiasm for the change. “Wow. I mean, Baruch HaShem. Last week before the new system, I was here during the day just trying to read a book and this pit bull would Not. Stop. Bothering me.” she noted, as she strained to look over the mechitza to see who was in the mens’ section. “Wait, did you see Nachum my ex on the other side? Did he ask about me?”
Tel Aviv Municipality informed the Daily Freier that it has some other improvements that it wishes to make to the dog beach, but will wait to see how many people get offended by this article first.