Recipes / Olive season
The fruit whose branches have become a symbol of peace can teach us a lesson in patience and the pleasure of anticipation.
On the side of the road leading up to our home in Ein Karem stand ancient olive trees hundreds of years old. Many different hands have pruned and harvested them: Hebrew hill dwellers, subjects of the Byzantine Empire, Arab villagers, Christian monks, Jewish immigrants from Yemen and contractors from the Jerusalem municipality. Every generation and its leaders: all were lovers of the trees, but never...
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