Galilee arak: Lebanese-style, but strictly kosher
At the Hadid distillery in the Christian village of Meilya, the licorice-flavored drink is brewed according to an ancient Lebanese method.
A summer afternoon in the old center of Kfar Meilya, located east of Ma’alot in the Galilee. The wooden doors of the Greek Orthodox church, which was built in 1825, are closed. Even the village priest doesn’t think his flock will find its way there in the heat of the day, in spite of the pleasant breeze that is blowing on top of the hill and in the grapevine-covered lean-tos in the backyards.