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Treat your Senses at Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market

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Fashion designers rub shoulders with vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, and coffee shops abut shawarma joints in Jerusalem's famous Mahane Yehuda market. By Harvey Stein (Israel MFA) At the 250 shops in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market you can buy freshly ground spices; produce ranging from fresh meat, fish and poultry to fruit and vegetables; candy and halva; and Judaica both traditional and modern. There are juice bars and traditional Middle Eastern bakeries in the hundred-year-old-plus market that was first cleaned up and organized by the British in the 1920s, when they put in permanent stalls and roofing. The market, or 'the suk,' as it is locally known, has undergone its own special versions of facelifts every few years, ever since. Most recently, modern coffee chains and trendy fashion boutiques have added themselves to the scene. Co-owner of the clothing and accessory shop 30 Walnut Street, whose name is also its address, Limor and her partner design and make all the clothes that they sell. Limor says that the suk is "full of life and hope" and deems it "...the most exciting place in Jerusalem." Download links (copy/paste to browser): Streaming video: www.megaupload.com Download: www.megaupload.com Script: www.megaupload.com
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