Thursday, August 27, 2015

We Are New Immigrants

from SS: Yesterday, on the phone with the appliance service company who needs to come to hook up the gas on our new stove, I asked for an earlier appointment than the one they offered us next Tuesday. I mentioned that we are עולים חדשים (new immigrants), without any way to cook food for the kids (which is true). The woman very kindly found a way to move it up 2 days. So I was wondering how long we can say that we are עולים חדשים. I think it's a year, because that's when a lot of the benefits expire. 

from EZG: I saw a video about funny things Anglos say in Israel and one was a young woman saying "I'm an olah chadashah.  I've been here ten years....".  

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