The Olim Files #10: Pumpkin-Spiced Latte

Autumn has arrived in Israel! Will you find pumpkin-spiced latte and colorful leaves? Read on to find out.

The Klutter Koach

What images do you associate with the word “autumn”? I think of leaves in stunning hues of red, orange, and yellow, scarecrows, pumpkins, and big plump turkeys. Or perhaps you envision tall leather boots, warm cozy sweaters, and hot pumpkin-spiced latte.  I’ll break it to you gently, but things are a bit different here in Israel.

In Israel, the symbols of autumn or “stav” are very different. Your children will not be bringing home crafts of colored leaves or other fall-themed crafts you are used to. You will see snails, nachlieli birds, and rainy day themed projects.

1189890_813 Snail חילזון

0000000529_M Nachlieli bird נחליאלי

Outdoor-Rain-Umbrella-Wet-Boots-Rain-Falling-791893.jpgOne thing I love about living in Israel is all the seasonal themes and holidays revolve around the Jewish year. In October the only holiday that was on my children’s radar was Sukkos. The talk of the town was all about lulavim, esrogim, and sukkas – no spooky…

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