Wine Therapy: A special occasion

ByYOAV SCHWARTZ, ASAF FINKELSTEIN
June 5, 2014 12:43

Ahead of the Tzamid festival, which highlights artists and performers with special needs, the organizers take a break at the Luciana restaurant in Jerusalem.

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SARAH SALMAN and Yossi Shar’abi discuss the upcoming Tzamid festival over a glass of Cabernet Franc.. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

There’s something magical about Jerusalem at night. As the sun begins to set over the hills, the sky becomes a deep purplish blue, and the lights of the Old City begin to illuminate the night. At the nearby Mamilla Mall, shoppers mill about and diners fill up the restaurants.

The night becomes alive. At Italian restaurant Luciana, it’s hard to tell if it’s the company that makes the night special, or the wine and food. The guests are two people who, in our eyes, symbolize more than anyone what the united city of Jerusalem is meant to represent – human connection, empathy and tolerance.

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