Friday, April 29, 2011
Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem
Feels great to be back in Jerusalem! Above are a few snapshots from Mahane Yehuda, a market in Jerusalem, where people make their last purchases ahead of Shabbat. Take it from me, a kid who grew up in Skokie eating Carson's ribs, if you want to know what Shabbat is, come to Jerusalem and feel it fall over the city. Its beauty is inescapable.
Anyway, enough hocus pocus for now. I checked into the American Colony Hotel, which deserves its own post, and am headed to the weekly Friday demonstration in Sheik Jarrah, an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem, where Jews and non-Jews alike gather to protest the expulsion of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. Update to follow.