Sunday, March 16, 2008
Springtime in Har Tabor
Yesterday we visited friends in the Tabor Village in view of the Tabor Mountain in Lower Galilee (the pic was taken from their house). There is a large Beduin village - Shibli - on one side of the mountain, and a Cherkess one on the other side (The Cherkess are Muslim Caucasus tribes - like the Chechens - settled in deserted Syria and Palestine under the Turkish Empire, as a loyal and reliable population). They welcomed us with some Cherkess pitta bread with zaatar (oregano) and local oil olive, not really to my taste. Our friend, a child doctor, said astma was widespread among them. On top of the mountain there is an old monastery.