Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mazal tov: Tabu edition

No, don’t worry.

We didn’t break any taboos – cultural, religious or otherwise.

And for that matter, we didn’t play any party games.

Nor did we place a jinx upon a word or name a la “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows”.

In fact, we didn’t even solve any combinatorial optimization problems. (Or maybe we did. It’s hard to tell when neither of us knows what they are…)

However, we did get our property listed in the Israel Land Registry… AKA Tabu*.

It only took over ten years, reams of paperwork and countless stehmps. But yesterday morning, we learned that it’s finally official:

YZG and I are now B”H privileged to be registered land owners here in Eretz Yisrael.

Pretty cool, huh?


* Apparently the name Tabu – which is pronounced “TAH-boo” (i.e. the emphasis is on the first syllable) - dates back to the Ottoman Empire.


  1. Mazel tov. May you only continue to have much joy and happiness in the house!!

  2. mazaltov
    Wonderful, now you're "legal."

  3. Muse - may we be zocheh one day too...(but I can't imagine that happening in the near future)

  4. Jameel - I wish I could say that maybe the upcoming elections will make a difference, but unfortunately, it's hard to be optimistic...

  5. Mrs S. Hope springs eternal...that's why we're here in the first place.

    In the big scheme of things, it doesnt make that much of a difference...its not like we're selling the house or planning on moving.

  6. Hope springs eternal...that's why we're here in the first place.

    Well said!


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