Have you ever seen a young child picking and digging in their nose with their adorable, chubby, little fingers? They will stare right at you the whole time, completely unaware that they are doing anything gross, and then they will wipe their hands on their mommy’s clothes! Eww. Since I was not blessed with children, I have never gotten used to this yucky behavior. Well, in Israel, my first shock was to see grown men, ages 40 to 85, picking their nose in public. Not just picking… digging. Digging right in their nostrils with two fingers. A grown man should know better than to pick his nose in public, I think. But then it gets worse. Grown up women do it, too! Mature ladies in their best dress digging in their nose and wiping it on their skirt. Ewwww. No, please don’t shake my hand. I remember sitting on the public bus and counting the number of Israelis who picked their nose in public. I wondered if it was one particular kind of Jew. Is it the Russian Jews or the Tunisian Jews? No, it was everybody. Then I wondered that if I am to really blend in, if I want to truly camouflage myself amongst the born-in-the-Holyland crowd, then do I have to start digging in my nostrils in public, too? I think the answer is yes!