Jerusalem Roses

There was a time in Jerusalem when, with the notable exception of roses, cultivation of plants was forbidden.  2000 years ago, when the Holy Temple still stood within Jerusalem’s walls, no gardens co...

Rip Van Winkle and the Carob Tree

If you do much walking along the streets of our city, you may have inhaled a powerful bleachlike odor emanating from a tree. It’s an awfully large tree to keep such a low profile, but few peopl...