Hello, Jews! Â Benji here, making my first ever post on Jewlicious. Â I’m not gonna lie-I haven’t been this excited since the Ben-Gurion Administration. Â Or at least since my last chumus feeding around two hours ago.
I discovered this here blog upon moving to Israel almost five years ago and I’m thrilled to be able to add my own personal flavor to the site to impart on you guys what an awesome, crazy, and hilarious place this here country is. Â Don’t believe me? Â Just ask CK or Rabbi Yonah and they’ll tell you.
No, really-ask them now! Â They won’t bite.
Hopefully you all had a great Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. Â On this side of the ocean? Â We like to enjoy something called mangal, our version of BBQ. Â Yom Ha’atzmaut is a time to celebrate, enjoy the best that this country has to offer, and of course, eat as much meat as humanly possible.
If you’ve never been here before, well, you need to get your tuchus over here pronto, either with Taglit-Birthright Israel trip, Masa Israel Journey, or another three-word program (I recommend Chumus-Wrestling Adventures.) Â And if you have been? Â You’re welcome to come too.
To all of you, I invite you to check out a tradition as revered as baseball and apple pie. Â For the fourth year running, it’s my “Things I Love About Israel” list in honor of Israeli Independence Day as it appears in the Jerusalem Post.
Here are a couple of samples:
22. I love how the Tel Aviv nightclubs play religious music put to a dance beat. Even if someone hasnâ€™t stepped into a synagogue since his bar mitzva, heâ€™ll shake his rumpus to the â€œMashiach! Mashiach! Mashiach!â€ song till 5 a.m.
39. I love that I came across a job advertisement seeking someone possessing â€œexpertise in shwarma.â€
So what do you love about Israel? Â A belated chag sameach!