This evening, my wife and I took our children to one of our favorite restaurants, T'mol Shilshom, named for the novel by S.Y. Agnon, the Israeli Nobel laureate for literature. It is more than a cafe/bookstore that has hosted readings by some of Israel's leading literary figures, including Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua. It is a monument to the love affair this country has with its language and its literature.
My beloved has a box, and in the box there is another, smaller box
And in the small one, there is nothing but salt, pepper, and garlic
And if my beloved opens, all the fragrance flees.