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Myths and Legends
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
William Feather (1908 - 1976)


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The legend of Jaber Yassein
By Mike Odetalla “Jaber Yassein” was a name that I heard quite a bit as a young child when I lived in our small...
 
This Week In Palestine
07.01.2007
       
       
 
The hungry Badawy
Once a fellah and a Badawy met together. Good food was spread for them on a low table. The Badawy asked: "What do you bring...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
The Wise Bedouin
Once there was a Badawy Sheikh who was very generous, and he slew of his flocks for his guests until he became poor. So he...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Miriamiya, "Sage of Virtue," and other aromatic herbs
A fair damsel (girl) of Artas, just returned from the market in Bethlehem, came into the room with her hands held awkwardly...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Al-Khader tales
Al-Khadr is a most popular saint in Palestine, venerated by Moslems, Christians and Jews, though not always under this name....
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
The Clever Man and the Old Man
Once there was a woman whose husband died while she was young. She had a son, so clever that she became tired of bringing him...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
King Solomon and Balquis
Balquis, the queen of Sheba, heard about the well-known wisdom of King Solomon. One day she invited him to her imposing...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
The Prophet Mohammed and the Olive Tree
When the Prophet Mohammed died all the trees mourned and cast down their leaves. Then came one and said to the Olive Tree, 'O...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Legends from Teqoa
Following is a popular story about Teqoa's Mosque of 'Umar. A certain young man from Beit Sahour was once shooting in that...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Mar Saba stories
At about three hours walking distance to the east of Bethlehem lies the monastery of Mar Saba hewn out of the rocks on the...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Legends of Bethlehem
To the north of Bethlehem, on the way from Jerusalem to Bethlehem at a distance of one kilometre from the town, there are...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Solomon's Pools
Close to Al-Khadr's Gate, to the left of the road, are three pools, each higher than the next one. Water comes to them from...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
The white flower of innocence
Fifty years ago there lived a pretty girl in Artas. She was willing to talk with anybody she liked. She was happy and...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Iblis' trick
Once there were two brothers who stayed in the same house. The one who lived upstairs behaved like a saint while the one...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
The threshing floor
Once there were two brothers who were very good with each other. They always worked together in the fields. During the...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
A pierced belly
Once a shepherd roamed the desert. He met a sheikh who asked to give him some water. However, the shepherd kept the bottle...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Lot's dilemma
Before he died, Abraham gave his cousin Lot three small plants. He asked Lot to plant them somewhere in Jerusalem. Lot did...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
Generous but stingy
Once a beggar met a sheikh who was known to be a generous giver. The beggar asked him for help. The sheikh said that he would...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
The sultan and his wazir
Once the Sultan had a quarrel with his wazir. The Sultan thought that both rich and poor could be generous. The wazir denied...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       
       
 
A covenant between brother and sister
Once a pregnant Bedouin woman fell unconscious after an accident. Her relatives thought that she was dead. In accordance with...
 
Arab Educational Institute
17.03.2006
       

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