Christmas Polyelion by SEM

Adapted from mount Athos monks by Joseph Yezbek of Mount Lebanon School of Ecclesiastic Music.

A truly festive feast suitable for the birth of our Lord.

I couldn’t find a better gift for all of you this Christmas and New Year! Enjoy the season with your families and friends.

— Jack A. Rabah

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A white Christmas, almost …

Had it been only 1 week later, we would have had a true White Christmas in Palestine this year. Snow is not very common in Palestine, at least in the quantities we’ve seen last week! Usually the ground barely gets white and the next day its business as usual. We’ve been home for 5 days now and it looks like we need 1 or 2 more for roads to be clear enough for people to go to work and move around with reasonable ease.

With a lot of electricity failures, it was a good time to gather around the fire and enjoy some family time…

Snowing in Ramallah

Snowing in Ramallah

Snowing in Ramallah

Snowing in Ramallah
Snowing in Ramallah

Snowing in Ramallah

Snowing in Ramallah

Snowing in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow in Ramallah

Snow melting

Snow melting

Lemons on ice

Lemons on ice

My last weekend in Jericho

Jericho weather in the Winter is amazing. Being around 360 meters below sea level, the difference between Ramallah and Jericho is about 1,200 meters in altitude. The temperature is about 10 degrees Celsius warmer in Jericho. During the Winter we spend a lot of weekends at our house there. Here are a few pics from last weekend:

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— Jack Rabah