Word of the Day / Ma yesh lakh babayit?: How Israelis ask about your family life
Expression literally meaning 'What do you have in the house?' carries a built in assumption - in Israel, your life is everybody's business.
When my oldest child was a baby and had yet to become a big sister, I was picking her up from our local day care center one day when one of the caregivers asked me a seemingly simple question that had me totally stumped: Ma yesh lakh babayit?