Monastic Life

Ancient history, Life modern warfare, religion and wine combine at the Latrun Monastery nestled amid forests and olive groves.

By NADAV ROITER
August 25, 2011 18:27
Latrun monastery

Latrun monastery 521. (photo credit: Devori Borger)

 
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Latrun has always been a mystery to me. I’ve driven by countless times and wondered what lies behind those austere walls. Recently, a friend described a trip he had taken. From his description, it sounded like Italy. As he described vineyards, scenery and architecture, I thought of the thousands of shekels he must have spent on that trip. When he told me that he had spent only NIS 65, I was intrigued.

“But what about airfare and hotel expenses?” I asked.

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