Word of the Day Hug Bayit: Israeli Politicians Running Around in Circles

Literally meaning 'house circles,' hugei bayit are small pre-election parlor meetings where aspiring politicians address citizens' concerns.

With municipal elections scheduled for Tuesday across the country, many politicians have been busy conducting hugei bayit (khoo-GEI BA-yeet), literally “house circles,” or parlor meetings, to address residents’ concerns in small gatherings held at people’s homes.