Culture

Bread

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.03.2006:

"If bread is searched, it will not be tasted." People who are always critical do not enjoy life.

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Bedouin proverbs

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.03.2006:

"Eat as camels (quickly) and get up before moon."

"The demands of the stomach should not always be complied with."

Self-restraint is a virtue.

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Food

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.03.2006:

"The husband's love goes through the stomach." A man likes to eat. If you want to satisfy him, fill his stomach...

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The Baker

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.03.2006:

"Give your dough to the baker even though you know that he eats half of it." An experienced person knows better.

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About bad persons

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.03.2006:

"From radishes no lemon can be made." Nothing good can be expected from a bad person.

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Proverbs known in the Bethlehem area

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.03.2006:

1) On science and knowledge

a. They did not see God but knew him through the mind.

b. After getting old he was sent to the village school.

2) On politeness, polish and praiseworthy manners

a. Oh, you who are going away, increase your good deeds.

b. Receive me well and do not give me lunch.

3) On economizing, good management, work and money

a. S(...)

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The Peasant’s Year

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.03.2006:

Do all English children know why in summer the days are long and the nights short, whereas in winter the days are short and the nights long? This is the story that mothers in Artas tell to their little ones in explanation. "One day our Prophet Mohammed, God's Peace upon him, passed by and saw the ploughmen ploughing. He said to them "Peace be to you." Only the oxen replied. The Prophet said: (...)

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The son and the father

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 17.03.2006:

A man had a son, and the son had a lot of friends. One day the father asked the boy, "Dear boy, I see you very often going in and out with your friends." The boy answered: "These are my friends, even brothers; they support me when I need them." The father replied: "I think that you should try them out in order to be sure that they support you in hard times. You have to do what I tell you to d(...)

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Palestinians and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

December 2005

By Sami Backleh

For a while it seems to be a complex term. One may ask, what brings tradition to ecology, especially since the two are far from each other? Or what type of linkage combines the two terms to knowledge? In some ways, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is an unfortunate term. Talking about traditions within this perspe(...)

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The Experience of the Sublime in Ramadan Light installations, taraweeh and iftar in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine

December 2005

This year Jerusalem witnessed an unparalleled zeal welcoming the holy month of Ramadan. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons. This year Ramadan fell in the month of October which coincided with the warmer first half of the Palestini(...)

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