Word of the Day Shiputznik: That Guy You Wish You Didn't Need to Call

What's the connection between the guy who just fixed your kitchen sink and an Aramaic-speaking widow?

For whatever reason, there are certain words that native English speakers living in Israel tend to say in Hebrew, even when they are speaking to one another in English. One of those words is the dreaded shiputzim, or renovations, and its no less dreaded accompaniment: the guy who’s in charge of the...