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Writen by: Yoshi Yaron
27/02/2018

Calling all Hamantashen tasters!

  This week in honor of the upcoming holiday of Purim, we decided to take all the good things (or at least some of them) in Jewish tradition surrounding this fun, colorful holiday, and make them accessible to all the visitors to the Citadel. In order not to confuse the nice visitors who agreed to our crazy antics, we decided to focus on food and drink associated with the holiday. According to the Jerusalem tradition, we dropped in on the Machane Yehuda market and acquired some hamentashen...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
06/11/2017

There is a Special Charm on Our Streets

A few days ago we moved the clock back one hour. Now, regardless of whether it is cold or hot outside and regardless of whether ice cream or hot corn is being sold on the street, at 17:00 it is already dark. It is clear that winter has officially arrived. For...
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Writen by: Yael Alexcander
29/05/2017

Milk, Honey and Sugar Water

The holiday of Shavuot is a lot of things – it’s the giving of the Torah and the harvest, it’s the celebrations of the end of the counting of the Omer but, even before that,  the sixth day of Sivan is the day of the celebration of cheese. There is a...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
17/07/2017

Coffee Beans, Cardamom and Burning Coals

In the spice market in the Old City, hidden in a corner off the main street, between the churches and the mosques, sits one of the oldest cafes in Jerusalem. ‘Musa’s Café’ was founded 140 years ago and is one of the most veteran cafes in...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
01/05/2017

12:PM? Time for Humus!

A tour of the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem feels like a trip to a faraway land. Apart from being the largest quarter of the four, it is the liveliest, most colorful and most intriguing. The alleys, the people, the fragrances, the food and the...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
26/03/2017

“Jerusalem Sage”

What do you think of your neighbors? We love ours – in spite of the difference and the resemblance, each of them individually and all together they tell the story of Jerusalem. With the spring coming up and the Seder Night getting closer, we have decided to...
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Writen by: Ricky Rachman
01/02/2017

The Beer City

It’s been said that Israelis aren’t really serious beer drinkers but lots has changed in the last few years.  Israel has become the place to stop off, kick back and enjoy a pint.   And it’s not just about plain or malt anymore.  There are over 20...
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