Zabaj and mint tea

Today is Zabaj’s most popular day ever! Its too bad we haven’t updated the blog in a while (silly Americans with their jobs, no time to sit around eating humus and smelling like Zatar).

Nana, a major Israeli portal, featured today in an article about the Israel blogosphere. Hell, our logo (“Holylend”) is even on the homepage right now at

We expect this to get us some heat from Israelis who don’t like admitting what a funny place they live in. For them, allow us to clarify that we’ve all chosen to live here, enjoy our lives here and actually work actively to bring others here. We’re not just standing on the sidelines making fun of the place. The stuff we’ve written about Israelis, Israeli culture and the life here in general is all done out of love.

For those new to the blog, allow us to highlight a few of our favorite postings:

  1. La chakalaka
  2. La chakalaka part 2
  3. Movie titles
  4. Pronunciation guides: 1, 2, 3
  5. Shlomo’s Reluctant Rap
  6. But I have a receipt!
  7. Cigarette pacifiers

7 Responses to Zabaj and mint tea

  1. thejook says:

    Ahh, it’s good to be back. Yeah, Americans are stupid. We’re not only Americans writing this though. And, silly peculiarities of cultures aren’t mutually exclusive — this blog just so happens to be about those we find in Israeli culture 🙂

  2. Liron Newman says:

    Mazeltoff! 🙂

    Congrats on the exposure, maybe it’ll prompt you to post more often. 🙂

    Ahhh, smell that Zatar aroma…

  3. Natalie says:

    Congrats! I am sure israelis wont mind this critical analysis!

  4. Liz says:

    To Let Me Explain — I’ve seen that video before, and yes, it is the funniest thing ever. Note that all the Americans on this site don’t live in the United States … now you understand what we’re escaping.

  5. […] of relatively new immigrants, including “What War Zone?”, “Zabaj” (whose recent blog entry tipped me off about this article), and “Ari Lives in Israel” (a blog which, […]

  6. Zaidron says:

    I have read the article on Nana and since I’ve clicked the link to your website – I can’t close the god-damn tab.
    This is the greatest blog written from Israel, taking as an Israeli.

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