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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Gush Shiloh, Grape-Growing Center of World

Yesterday my friends and I took a short "road trip" around the communities, hills and valleys surrounding Shiloh. We're all living here well over thirty years and remember when Shiloh was considered rather isolated. Two of us are from the days when Shiloh was the only Jewish community between Ariel, Tapuach and Beit El, Ofra. Today, not only are there lots of small and medium communities in the area, but Eli is even larger than the more veteran Shiloh.

For us the big surprise was the amount of agriculture, more specifically the massive vineyards and groves of olive trees. It's easy to see that these are commercially cultivated. Everything is neat and carefully pruned, unlike those growing in my garden.

We ended our little trip by picnicking near the Givat Harel Vineyards, a "pot luck" lunch, which we shared.

Here are some photos:









It bothered us that the cluster of grapes wasn't shaped accurately.  




Most of the photos are from east of Shiloh. We didn't go all the way to the Allon Road. Givat Harel is northwest of Shiloh. It's clear that Gd created this Land to grow grapes and olives.

5 comments:

Mr. Cohen said...

We must THANK HASHEM
for the fertility of the land of Israel.

Foolish Arabs believe that Jews want their land.

Why would Jews want Arab lands, when Jews
already have the best land in the world?

We Jews already have enough sand,
we do not need Arab sand also.

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Batya Medad said...

amen

han said...

תודה, וחג שמח

LondonMale said...

Thank you for these beautiful photos.
Moadim L'Simcha.

Batya Medad said...

בשמחה
Enjoy