Letters from Lightstone: History & Simplicity

Marilyn writes to PR guru and friend, Leanne Wright and her beloved brother Lester Lightstone (who is on an adventure of his own). She shares the richness of Israel’s past and her delight in Israeli (simple) fare.

Part 8:

Dear Leanne Wright:

It’s Day Two of Moses Znaimer’sideacity, which means that – PR guru that you are – you are undoubtedly One Busy Lady!
Nonetheless, I wanted to tell you that I’m finding Israel every bit as fascinating as you did when you were here a short while ago.


The pictures I’ve included were taken at a church that the Germans rebuilt here in the mid-19th century at the site of the first church ever! It’s located in the area where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes, the story of which is told in the original Byzantine mosaic floor, which is in a remarkable state of preservation! The Benedictines are taking care of the site and they’re doing a remarkable job…
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Part 9: A Letter to Lester

Dear Lester,

Les, I know you’ll agree with me that so often the simplest food is the best, and this is a prime example. The best Baba Ganoush I’ve ever eaten; beets in a yummy vinaigrette; carrots seasoned with I don’t know what, amazing hummus, barbecued chicken on a skewer succeeded by ones holding beef and then lamb, yadda yadda yadda. I asked for the restaurant’s card so I could pass on the good word to everyone, and later discovered that It’s written entirely in Hebrew – which should not have come as such a surprise given that we are in Israel!
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Marilyn Lightstone is the host of the nightly radio seriesNocturneon the New Classical 96.3 (a ZoomerMedia property).