It’s Yom Ha’atzmaut! Â At the time of this writing, it’s 1:27 AM in Israel and people are partying up a storm. Â Sadly, I’m in California but I would bet a lifetime’s supply of free chumus that people are partying up a storm. Â And why wouldn’t they be? Â There’s no better time to be in Israel and celebrating than on the country’s birthday, and there’s no better time to turn 64 than now.
I present you my annual Yom Ha’atzmaut list, 64 MORE Things I Love About Israel. Â Here’s a preview:
1. I love how Israelis can be completely indifferent to politics but will still argue about their favorite hummus place until they blow an artery.
8. I love how when you call a wrong number on Passover, they still say Â “chag sameach!” before hanging up.
22. I love that even the post office clerks show their cleavage. It makes me wonder what the numbers you pull out of the machine get you.44. I love that Wonder Woman is called â€œAyshet Chayilâ€ in Hebrew. What, is she cooking Shabbat dinner in her invisible jet?