Raisins at Meiri Lavi's factory. Dan Perez

Israel's Last Raisin Factory Refuses to Shrivel Up

Meiri Lavi is the owner of the last raisin factory in Israel. Why is he continuing to produce these special treats, despite overwhelming competition from California?

The raisin man believes that nobody should work more than six hours a day. “In the pre-modern era, people worked even less,” says Meiri Lavi in a quiet voice. “As a result of the Industrial Revolution people –...

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