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A culinary tour of the Arab village of Ein Rafa


A pastoral location in the Jerusalem hills, close to Nahal Kisalon and its picturesque banks create a relaxed atmosphere and invite you to delve into the authenticity of the local food. The dishes are prepared from local produce according to local tradition and what to say ... There are not many words - need to taste. Translated with Google Translate

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Evgeny Praisman (author)
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 Kfar Rafa
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Ein Rappa is an Arab village located about 10 km west of Jerusalem, in the wadi between Route 1 and Abu Gosh in the north and Tzuba to the south. The village is named after the spring "Ein Rappa" in the center. Like the nearby spring of Lemon, the origin of the name "Rapha" is also French. The villagers say that in one of the groups of monks who visited the place, there was a priest called "Rappa". The priest told the villagers that if they dug at some point they would find a spring. The residents dug in the same place and found the spring, which had been named after Ein Rappa after that priest. The village was established after World War I by three brothers from the nearby village of Suba, which was occupied in 1948 and today has Kibbutz Tzuba. The residents of Suba fled their homes during the War of Independence, but about 20 residents of the Barhum clan were land and two houses near the spring were left there. In 1949 they received Israeli identity cards and citizenship. In 1967, additional residents from Zuba and residents of East Jerusalem between 1948 and 1967 joined the community. They received permits for family unification or had an Israeli identity card that entitles them to permanent residence in Israel. All residents of Ein Rappa sit on the land of the village of Suba. In 1962 the residents of Ein Narqa, who until then lived in Abu Ghosh, settled near Ein Rafa and established the settlement of Ein Narqa. A parched eye is located adjacent to the east of Ein Rafa. In 1962, the residents' representatives asked for the paving of the access road to the village. The settlement of the people of Ein Nara on the lands of Suba, with the approval of the institutions, aroused resentment among the people of Ein Rafa. Translated with Google Translate

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The cafe faces a breathtaking view of the valley of Nahal Kisalon. Its slopes are covered with vineyards, the sun caresses the vine leaves and the excellent view resembles the pastoral landscapes of Tuscany. If you can break away from a mess that usually prevails on the narrow streets of Arab villages, especially on Saturdays when many visitors arrive, you can move on to Europe. The café serves fresh and authentic dishes. There are a variety of baked pastries, classic and local sweet foods. Good Hebrew coffee and a friendly and open atmosphere. Translated with Google Translate

Reshta Restaurant
Reshta Restaurant

Between the green fields and in front of a breathtaking view lies La Chef Rashta Restaurant. The restaurant is located in the village of Ein Rappa (10 km from Jerusalem) and offers authentic Arab food, which means traditional lentils and noodles, as befits an authentic restaurant. The restaurant's chef, Ranem Barhoum, prepares local dishes from the farm fields surrounding the restaurant. Translated with Google Translate

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On the eve of the Easter vacation, the restaurant was located in a residential building on the lower floor with a small courtyard and old oak, and the restaurant owner Yannis called to his wife, who lit a huge barbecue In the kitchen and the celebration began, Yanis filed a laugh and drank and we felt at home and the food ... a real Greek food ... just fresh and unpretentious, so I wanted Magda. Bar and their great strength in cooking, the lamb shed smell of smoke and how can it be without puddles of olive oil tahini and lemon De is a way of life, is a great passion for the colors and smells of cooking pleasures you dear people who love life Michal Ya'akov " Translated with Google Translate

Cafe shanklish
Cafe shanklish

The Syrian Sheinkelish is a dish made of aged brick, Arabic cheese, and seasoned with a unique blend of spices, and each range has a mixture that characterizes it. Translated with Google Translate

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