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  • #598080

    msk
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    Why is the BATHROOM door in an israeli apartment the only door with a window in it?

    #787721

    MDG
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    That’s funny 🙂

    Sick, but funny.

    #787722

    adorable
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    was just there and dont remember that being the case. maybe you just had an interesting apartment.

    #787723

    HaLeiVi
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    So that everyone can tell if the light is on.

    #787724

    zaidy78
    Participant

    Bedroom doors also have windows on them. Why???

    #787725

    mewho
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    when we went to israel we rented an apartment that had two bathrooms. i dont remember windows on the doors

    #787726

    It was probably just a cheaper door. Was it an older apartment? Most doors nowadays are hollow wood painted reddish.

    #787727

    so you could see if anyone is using it 🙂

    #787728

    cherrybim
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    The window is opaque. Perhaps that the user doesn’t need to turn on the light…saves $. They also have flush options; heavy and light.

    #787729

    Toi
    Participant

    By extension, why are the only windows to the outside of the dira also in the bathroom- specifically in the shower!!!

    #787730

    msk
    Member

    It’s a pretty new apt (2 years old) the bathroom door is hollow wood painted reddish, i have seen it in a lot of apartments in jerusalem just wondering what the logic behind it is?

    #787731

    bpt
    Participant

    So you can pass the meals thru them, for when the occasional long term “time out” is called for.

    #787732

    Maybe its just like Haleivi said, so you can tell if the light is on and someone is inside.

    #787733

    m in Israel
    Member

    The windows on the door of the bathroom in many Israeli apartments (not all), are opaque windows that cannot open, and I think the reason is as cherry bim said, so light can get in and you don’t need to turn the light on (saves electricity), but I’m not sure.

    Toi — that is intentional — it is to allow steam to escape and air to circulate to help avoid issues of mold. (You are supposed to open the window after the shower so the bathroom dries out.) This is similar to many bathrooms that have venting fans for the same reason.

    #787734

    cv
    Participant

    “So you can pass the meals thru them, for when the occasional long term “time out” is called for.”

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    Funny…, but actually we not allowed to bring food to the bathroom 😉

    #787735

    umm
    Member

    It’s true, all the apartments I’ve been in (i’d say at least 50) have windows on the doors, old and new alike. They say it’s so that you don’t have to keep extra lights on, there is adequate light from the hallway (especially for a whole shabbos)

    #787736

    Actually, my israeli kitchen door has a window also

    And I dunno…the windows definitely do not let in enough light to be able to use the bathroom without turning on the bathroom light

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