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shabachim

shabachim  n.— «The youths chuckled at the Hebrew term used to describe them, shabachim, which comes from a government acronym referring to people staying illegally. The same term is used for Palestinians who enter Israel without permits...

balagan

balagan  n.— «Balagan is a slangy Hebrew word, derived from Russian, used by the Israel Defense Forces to describe what is happening with Sharon’s Gaza disengagement strategy: “chaos; a screw up!”» —“Gaza Disengagement:...

organic

organic  adj.— «What we refer to as “organic” first page results (un-paid-for results on search engines for chosen key words) is impossible to achieve by conventional means because to be seen, your Web site must stand out among...

rosh katan

rosh katan  n.— «During the Intifada, Israeli conscripts often displayed a so-called rosh katan (“small head”) syndrome, a pejorative term referring to a “know-nothing” or “low-profile” attitude...

Boeing aliya

Boeing aliya  n.— «As many as 50% of them fit into the category of the “Boeing Aliya”—an expression coined to describe families in which the husband commutes. “It is a quality aliya: They come from a rich country and it’s...

zula

zula  n.— «The Jewish soldier has had to invent a colorful language to express such extreme emotional states as shvizut (state of being depressed, dispirited, and fed up with everything; literally: “broken penis”) and zula (an...