Friday at the Market

Quite a roller coaster week! Funerals for the four people  murdered by Hamas terrorists,

a huge end of summer concert in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park,

and the beginning of the new school year.

A girl just off a plane from Eilat, feeling the cooler air as the airport van ascends the mountain road

to Jerusalem, tells the driver as he opens the windows:  “it feels like winter”.

All summer, in spite of the heat, a real Jerusalem experience was spending Friday afternoon in

the Machane Yehudah Market,

the Shuk, which is celebrating its 100th year.

A great place to find the basics:



and fish.

Everything from the pasta

to the people

add color to the the Shuk.

The variety of



and nuts can make it difficult to choose  just one.

Serious shoppers push to get their selections of vegetables,

and then have to decide which bread

or pita

or cake.

Even in the summer heat, the number of boxes,


bus passengers,

shopping bags and cars can be overwhelming.

You never know who

or what you will find at the Shuk on Friday afternoon.

0 thoughts on “Friday at the Market

  • September 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I love you blog…especially the picture of the 7aleph bus. The driver is Boaz, and he is an institution…the most decorated bus I know (internally and externally).


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