4 of the Seventh Month 5769
While many of you were eating seleq or silqa (beets or beet leaves) the other night on Rosh HaShannah, and saying something like "...oveinu yistalqu me'artzenu" (...our enemies should from our land), I was inventing (sort of) a new symbolic use of of not-so-new food on the table.
In Israeli elementary schools, when kids get annoyed by each other they tell each other "oof mipoh!" (get away from here. lit.: "fly from here"). The next time you eat chicken (oaf), you can say "May our enemies oof mipoh!"