and a “draft” Taybeh

19 Jun


On my last full day at the Sea of Galilee I treated myself to a ham, cheese and onion omelette at the pilgrim house restaurant, with some salad and bread, as always – and a draft Taybeh beer, for a real treat. The omelette cost 28 NIS (new Israeli shekels), and the beer cost 25 NIS, the bill coming to 53 NIS, about $15 US. Taybeh is the only Palestinian-produced beer, made in a brewery in the town of, you guessed it, Taybeh, in the West Bank. Taybeh is one of the few totally Christian villages left in the Holy Land. The brewery is operated by, you guessed it, a Christian family, remember: the only kind in Taybeh. Maybe in my retirement I will open up a Taybeh beer market in the United States. With Guinness from Ireland and Taybeh from Palestinian, my Irish heart and my Palestinian soul will be internationally satisfied.

2 Responses to “and a “draft” Taybeh”

  1. SpiritualCareCoach June 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm #


  2. Char June 21, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    I wish these narratives could go viral, we all, world-wide, need to think and celebrate our living together in this weary old world and being peaceful in it. Thank you for your truly thoughtful mini-homilies of sharing that part of the world. Bless all of those folks!!

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