Hodiah put a tray in Gera’s hands. The tray held a stack of hot pitas between dishes of olive oil and spices. “Gera will show you children how.”

Gera dipped a folded pita in oil then in the spices. “Za’atar. Salt and sumac mixed with sesame and hyssop. From Hodiah’s ancestors, time out of mind.”

Obadiah and Ahab each folded a pita, dipped in oil then in the spices. And nibbled. “Mmm!”

Za’atar –

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