By Hagit Galatzer
November is here and you can feel it in the air along with the cinnamon and spice fragrance bursting out of every corner Starbucks. Indeed nothing says fall like pumpkin flavored coffee. And fall here is the real deal, with color-changing trees, chilly winds and rain that goes on for a good season or two. This is not the flimsy and elusive Israeli fall which only truly exists in kindergarten stories. There they teach the kids about the Nachlieli bird, the Hatzav and the falling leaves while the sun is smiling outside causing a mild heat wave. The Hebrew word for fall is STAV which sounds a little like “Stab” and the Hebrew word for the first rain of the year (interestingly, there is no such word in English…) is YO-RE which also means “Shooter”, this may explain some of the recent fall activities they experience over there.