Their directness is palpable in every mundane interaction (and can easily unnerve those seeking ass-kissing in customer service) but is particularly present in their pickup game, which can be best described as ‘blunt bordering on aggressive’.Picture a guy you have known for ten minutes informing you that, while he is not interested in anything serious, he would like to “make beautiful love” to you.
) as its national treasure, guaranteed to lure young Birthright dwellers for years to come.
Having spent a full week studying both the culture 1. Perhaps as a result of mandatory military service, Israeli people appear completely incapable of sugarcoating their message with the customary glaze of bullshit.
Not only that, but they also have a wonderful sense of adventure; they explore new places, foods, ideas, languages, and relationships.
Israel is what I call a “foodie culture": eating time is family time, and they don’t take their meals lightly.
(FYI this is the most casual place in the world, which may sell me on making Aaliyah!
) Did I mention that they have their own Burning Man? Thou shalt undress every woman on the street with your gaze. Once upon a million years ago, a friend of mine went on a Birthright trip and came back in love with an Israeli bartender.
They never shy away from a serious conversation and have no problem expressing their opinion, controversial as it may be. On my second night in Tel Aviv, I made the mistake of mentioning that I hate going out to an Israeli guy, only to have him spend the rest of the night amicably mocking me for being a “librarian” and offering me tea en lieu of tequila.
Oh, they are also very passionate, giving Italians a run for their word-per-minute ratio and gesticulation. Little did I know that by day four I would be going to da club every night, straight from the beach, in my bathing suit. In coherence to all Jewish culture, Israelis are known for strong, close-knit families that stick together and encourage expedited matrimony and manifold procreation (i.e.
They may have been slightly overselling, but they weren’t entirely wrong.
In addition to its unparalleled food and beaches and a cultural heritage that interrupts your life for a quick reevaluation, Israel can certainly count beautiful men (and women!
In our current Lumberjack Movement - with every guy left and right growing a beard or a manbun - these men were simply not made for a woman who likes a smooth, shaven, hair-free chest. Sure, mom, dad, sister, and brother are all family to an Israeli man, but so are his friends: you are close friends with an Israeli - you are his family.