Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Breaking bread together

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Bread--before and after.

A bunch of B words for ABC Wednesday.




Bread being baked by a Bedouin.

Back in 2008 a dozen Jewish Israelis took part in a 5-day immersion course in spoken Arabic.
Part of each day we studied in class.
Each of us was hosted by a different family.
It was a blessed being together.

Click here to see more pictures of my time in the village of Darajat, down south in the Negev desert.

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29 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Looking at the bread, I now need lunch!
Jane x

Robin said...

Mmm... delicious!

Roger Owen Green said...

A great communion, breaking bread.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rachel said...

What cool experience! I bet that bread tasted really good!

photowannabe said...

That type of bread is so wonderful. It makes me hungry looking at it.
immersion into the culture is a fantastic way to learn.

Pietro said...

The bread looks delicious. Interesting images, Dina.

Leslie: said...

Getting hungry looking at that bread! Yummy!

Leslie
abcw team

cieldequimper said...

Communication and bread. What more do we need?

Hels said...

I was on a tour of a Bedouin village with two of the grandchildren, a few years ago. The children loved the camels, tents, clothes etc but mostly they loved the baking and eating of the bread!

Robert Geiss said...

Rather food for the soul.

Wonderful entry !


Please have a good Wednesday.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful choice for this week! The bread looks yummy!

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Theanne said...

The only way to really learn a culture is by immersion...how wonderful that you had such an interesting opportunity! Enjoyed your photos!

Cloudia said...

Blessed are such bread makers!


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Hilda said...

Looks so similar to any number of Asian open flame-cooked flat breads. Yum.

mirae said...

ah beautiful Dina, what better way to learn a language than to break bread with the natives of the language.

shalom

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Karl said...

What a nice and useful experience, Dina! I'd love to taste that bread.

Emille said...

So interesting! -it would be nice for survival techniques that we learned here (US) how to preserve bread for longer than a week!

Petrea Burchard said...

I remember your posts about Darajat. You are a lover of learning.

helenmac said...

my mouth is watering for the bread and the yogurt and olive oil and the zaatar! Dina, thank you for the great trip to Darajat,
HelenMac
ABC Team

Rob Siemann said...

For me the Best Bread in the world. Bravo!

VP said...

I like that bread and the way they bake it!

Gattina said...

I love this bread ! Especially when it comes freshly out of the stone oven, I always eat it when I am in Egypt.
Gattina
ABC Team

Kay said...

This is such a wonderful bridge to understanding. I love this photo. I wonder how that tasted.

JM said...

I love that bread!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

can you speak arabic?

Dina said...

PA, so I know a little Arabic, but wish it were more. But sometimes even my few words are enough to show a speaker of Arabic that I care about their language.

Andy said...

Hello.
This reminds me of Indian Naan Bread, which I love...perfect for eating with curry.
Nice post.
Thanks for sharing.

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Irina said...

I always know that bread is the most tasty, the best food ever. Specially the eastern bread, made of only flour and water in oven. And the smell, oh, the smell!)))