from SS: Yesterday, on the phone with the appliance service company who needs to come to hook up the gas on our new stove, I asked for an earlier appointment than the one they offered us next Tuesday. I mentioned that we are עולים חדשים (new immigrants), without any way to cook food for the kids (which is true). The woman very kindly found a way to move it up 2 days. So I was wondering how long we can say that we are עולים חדשים. I think it's a year, because that's when a lot of the benefits expire.
from EZG: I saw a video about funny things Anglos say in Israel and one was a young woman saying "I'm an olah chadashah. I've been here ten years....".