yom holedet sameach!
So I called my sister last week to wish her a happy birthday. I was like a few hours late and she kind of let me know that that she was less than impressed, implying that I had forgotten her birthday. So today is her Hebrew birthday and I called her again to wish her a happy Hebrew birthday. This time she was impressed – no one else had called to wish her a happy Hebrew birthday. Ever. So guys, if you ever forget a birthday or anniversary or whatever, go to hebcal and ditch that pesky Gregorian calendar! It also has handy sabbath candle lighting times for a zillion locations.

But seriously, Tiffany Yerushalmit kicks ass. She’s a Chemistry grad student, plays hockey and chased a robber 10 blocks last week. Don’t mess with her. Yom holedet sameach sweety! I loooove you!

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • So it looks like Amihai, Tiffany and yours truly are all Saggitarians! That’s if you’re following the astrological calendar 🙂

  • thanks dave. this was really sweet. but where’s my yummy greek salad?

  • Holedet? Huledet? What is the correct transliteration?

    For those who do not speak Hebrew, the graphic says “Yom Holedet Sameach” which means happy birthday or directly Day (Yom) of Birth (Holedet) Happy (sameach).

    So is it Holedet? Or Huledet?

    Is this going to be another whacky vs. wacky debate?

    Tiff – last night’s salad was awesome, but it wasn’t greek (where did you get that idea?) It had greens, apples, dried cranberries, walnuts, sprouts, tomatoes, cucumbers and sesame oil and this new Kosher President’s Choice Goat Cheese (non Cholov Yisroel) that we just discovered! It was awesome. Give me like 45 minutes notice and I’ll make it again for ya anytime.

  • i’m with TM on the pronunciation.
    Dave: I’m always hungry….i’m gonna have to take you up on this salad business one of these days.

  • I’m ck’s sister, so yes, of course I am beautiful and smart.
    ck is the best bro ever. I mean how many brother’s broadcast their sister’s HEBREW birthday over the net?
    Also, his vocab. and verbal skills are soooo much better than my valley girl speak. So I’m not so sure you can trust my opinion here. Sorry for getting your hopes but the jury is still out on the hu vs. ho thing.

  • Personally, I would have to say I am a ho girl.

    And I believe so is Tiff… 😉

  • Awww…Patty’s just pissed that I didnt go for coffee with her today…
    I stood her up for some Dirac action… Oh yeah baby! Watch me operate on those kets! Literally. I mean becoming a quantum mechanic is like so much more important to me than friends. And Pat, you booozy flooozy you, just cause I’m real intimate with the quantum doesn’t make me a ho.

  • didja hear that boys? A quantum mechanic! I’m not even sure what the hell that is and I fully admit I generally have no clue what Tiff does up in that lab all day long. But seriously – a quantum fucking mechanic! How hard does that kick ass? Tiffy so totally rocks…

  • Quantum Mechanic? Tiffy, you can fix my Quantum anytime, baby! If you know what I’m saying… 😉

  • Just bring your quantum and meet me in a dark alley. Don’t tell anyone or the deal is off. I’ll keep all that sweet, ice cold quantum to myself. Whew…doesn’t this remind you of a recent situation with a certain self-assembled monolayer? Self-assembled my ass! Monolayer maybe. Sorry Pat, I’m all out of material and I’m being mean again…

  • check the ip addresses on the message you amazing genius freak. you have the power …

  • Thanks Pat. You know how I feel about the PK.
    TM: I am me. I swear.
    Dave: When will all these ridiculous accusations end? All you do is work and all I do is homework. Totally different people, see???

  • Oh yeah, Patty shouldn’t you be studying or something? Your good looks will only get you so far. Like probably all the way. Those x-ray diffraction bitches won’t know what hit them…

  • Aw, Tiffy, you know my good looks will get me anywhere 😉

    And in case you forgot, my birthday is on the 27th of Kislev, that’s in 7 days, baby!

    Yom holedet sameach to me! (Does that work or did I just demonstrate my ignorance?) 🙂

  • Sweet, soon I’ll be fluent! Btw, dave, why don’t you guys have the hebrew calendar up too? Have a good sabbath!

  • There’s just something about a hot, sweaty and dirty mechanic working under the hood of a quantum that makes you appreciate both.

  • Well, I don’t know about sweaty, but if you’ve ever seen Tiffy work on her quanta, you’ll certainly know that hot and dirty is true! Oh yeah, baby! 😉

  • Good luck on your exam, Tiffy!!!! Your are the most jewlicious of them all! You will kick some polymer ass! Just think about the bubbles in your beer tonight!!!

  • Hmmm. Bubbles. Bubbles in a beer. Bubbles in a bath.
    Bubbles so much fun. Strictly in a colloidal kind of way.
    Yay! I rule Jewliciousland. All hail the jewlicious queen!
    Bow before me, ye of lesser jewliciousness…..
    Sorry, but that’s how it’s gotta be.

  • Hey tiffy!

    Have a great holiday! You’re still jewlicious to me even though you get your holidays mixed up! Thanks for hanging out with me this year and having coffee! You’re my favorite grad student at McGill by far!!!!! Love ya!!!

  • Thanks man!!! Have a great time in Paris, Rome, Luxenbourg….
    I’ll be missin’ ya! I already do… 🙁