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haltura

haltura  n.— «I’m not going away from Israel to do “halturas” (free-lance jobs) with other orchestras. It’s basically going to be an opera season for me.» —“IPO says farewell to Mehta’s arms: Back again in...

haltura

haltura  n.— «Israelis call it “haltura,” slang for a cross between make-do ingenuity, shoddy amateurism and moonlighting, with a dash of disdain for the letter of the law thrown in.» —“Culture of Improvisation Buoys, Bogs...

mangel

mangel  n.— «Not so much a time of picnics or for use of the mangel (barbecue) as it is one for quiet meals celebrated with the family, and with no rigorous dietary proscriptions, it is a good time to play around a bit in the kitchen...

mangel

mangel
 n.— «The smoke of the “mangel” (barbecue) is everywhere.» —“Israeli Independence Day” Flowers and Sympatya (Israel) Apr. 19, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Eurabia

Eurabia n. the (perceived) political alliance of Europe and Arab nations (against Israel and Jews); a name for Europe if its Muslim or Arab immigrants become a large or powerful minority. Etymological Note: Europe + Arabia. Bat Ye’or is usually...