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.