The blossoming of almond trees heralds the spring. From their fruit, you can prepare a wonderful soup, and even tahini.
Last year there was little rain and the sun beat down and the almond trees blossomed already at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Shvat, dotting the mountain that can be seen from my window with little pink stars. This year the winter refuses to die out: It’s covered Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood in snow and cast its passing sorrow on the mountain and the valley and the large stones of the old houses...
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