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Hebrew Life and Times

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,222 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,201
Added to site: 2006.04.18
mnybks.net#: 13232
Genres: History, Religion
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ts. A modern traveler tells of meeting an Arab who in a time of scarcity had lived on milk alone for more than a year.

=A meager diet.=--Besides fresh milk there were then as now a number of things which were made from milk. The Hebrews on the desert took some milk and cream and poured it into a bag made of skin, and hung it by a stout cord from a pole. One of the women, or a boy, pounded this bag until the butter came out. This was their way of churning. Cheese also was a favorite article of diet. The milk was curdled by means of the sour or bitter juices of certain plants, and the curds were then salted and dried in the sun. Curdled milk even more than sweet milk was also used as a drink. It probably tasted like the kumyss, or zoolak, which we can buy in our drug stores or soda fountains.

We would get very tired of milk and milk products if we had nothing else to eat all the year round; and so did these shepherds. They were eager to get hold of wheat and barley, whenever they

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