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Winter Traditions in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.02.2007:

By Wilhelmina & George Baramki

Dear Kyoto,

In reply to your letter which we received a few days ago and in which you wrote at length about the traditions of your country, Japan, mainly the ceremonial way of preparing tea, the arrangement of flowers in their simple yet elegant way, and the traditional dishes that accompany religious festivities, we would like to tell you abou(...)

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Ma’moul Easter Walnut/Pistachio Cakes

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.09.2006:

During Easter holidays (as well as Muslim holi­days), households embark upon the preparation of delicacies. These range from date cookies to loaves of sweet bread, and not to be excluded of course, are the small cakes called ma'moul bi joaz (with walnuts) or ma'moul bi fustoq (with pis­ta­chios). Families and neighbors gather around an all encompasing ta­ble and hands are put to work. Some­t(...)

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