The history of grapes and their place in ancient religions

תהלים קד טו -וְיַיִן יְשַׂמַּח לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ לְהַצְהִיל פָּנִים מִשָּׁמֶן וְלֶחֶם לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ יִסְעָד Psalm 104:15  – wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. The leader of the Second Revolt (132-135 CE) was Shim’on…

The Many Benefits (Religious, Medicinal, Culinary) of Hyssop in Ancient and Modern Times

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. – תְּחַטְּאֵנִי בְאֵזוֹב וְאֶטְהָר;    תְּכַבְּסֵנִי, וּמִשֶּׁלֶג אַלְבִּין – Psalms Chapter 51 תְּהִלִּים Hyssop by Sudhir Ahluwalia The botanical source of hyssop, as with…