Saffron in Jerusalem

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Today’s post comes from a dear friend of mine who took a recent trip to Jerusalem and brought back a delightful gift—saffron!  I invited Erica Lea to share with us about her experience in the market at Jerusalem, and you’ll find a treat at the end.

As I walked through a stretch of market stalls near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, I couldn’t help but sense that all or at least most eyes were on me, an Anglo American woman shopping alone. My group of seminarians had quickly spread out to do their own shopping and exploring.

Jaffa Gate is 1 of 8 gates in the Old City walls, and was a major entrance for pilgrims. The gate also includes bullet marks from the War of Independence. The Old City is divided into Armenian, Christian, and Muslim quarters. I saw some intermingling, but most groups stayed in their designated…

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