Rosh HaShana starts this Tuesday night which means that apart from the beginning of the new Jewish year, in Israel it also the height of “אחרי החגים” (Acharei HaChagim – “After the Holidays”) season. If you need anything done within the next few weeks – forget it.
Whenever you ask someone when something you want will get done, the answer is always the same – Acharei HaChagim. This goes on for about a month until the answer goes back to the same old “זה בטיפול” (Zeh B’Tipul – “It’s being taken care of”). In other words, “leave me alone, I don’t want to help you”.
Acharei HaChagim means that the odds of something hapening are, well, if you’re feeling lucky – go buy a lottery ticket. Apparently Bill Clinton has decided Israelis are onto something and has declared that he will go campaign for Barack Obama – “after the Jewish holidays“. This, according to him, out of respect for the holidays in order to win the Jewish vote in Florida.