Eftar — the meal at the end of the day during Ramadan. Oh, such a happy moment! I was invited to eftar by an adult student at Bethlehem University to her home for dinner. H. made couscous, a tomato-and-vegetable sauce for the couscous, rolled grape leaves, a plate of pickles and home-grown olives, fresh green salad, chicken, and fried, stuffed dumplings. At table were H. and her husband, two of their grown children, daughter-in-law, and three squirmy, laughing grandchildren (ages 2, 2, and 5). For dessert, we had a tiny cup of Arabic coffee, and then watermelon and a baked pastry with white cheese. I was charmed by the experience of a family enjoying each other’s company across three generations over good food in a spirit of mutual celebration.