Beit Jala

Olive Tree – poem from Beit Jala

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 18.02.2006:

Nice and generous you are

Giving us wood, oil, and olives

Your oil's color is golden

Your taste is wonderful

It makes us healthy

and gives us a long life

I enjoy the taste of olives

The sliced green and salted black

We are happy to eat you

There is nothing more delicious

Be sure to plant the trees

It is a great loss<(...)

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Memorial Plaque of Woman at Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


Pictures embedded in the cemetery plaques of the deceased at the Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery help the living to remember them. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Cemetery Plaque with Flowers in Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


May we all have as much care and attention lavished on us after our death as this person in the Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Trio of Memorial Plaques in Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


In the Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery, most of the graves are slotted into openings in the wall, which are then covered by a memorial plaque. Newer plaques have an image of the deceased framed by ornamental stonework. Built in flower holders of angels or saints are partially covered here by flowers. Orig(...)

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