Any visit to Jerusalem cannot be complete without experiencing the authentic outside marketplace commonly called the ’Shuk’. This bustling street market full of vendors selling everything from A to Z is typical amidst the middle eastern culture, but this Shuk in Jerusalem stands above them all! The sights, smells, sounds, flavors, varieties, and the assortment of produce reminds us of what Adonai promised the Children of Israel from the Book of Deuteronomy. We will read from Chapter 8 verses 7-10.
7. For ADONAI your God is bringing you into a good land—a land of wadis with water, of springs and fountains flowing out in the valleys and hills, 8 a land of wheat and barley, vines, figs and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey, 9. a land where you will eat bread with no poverty, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10. So you will eat and be full, and you will bless ADONAI your God for the good land He has given you.
Thousands of words cannot do justice to describe the exciting, eclectic, Mediterranean, middle eastern culture that one will experience here at this marketplace. And to think its location is only 10-minute walk from center of Jerusalem, the Machane Yehuda Market is a ‘must’ see visit to absorb the cultural fabric of the Capital of Israel. Remember to bring your taste buds here, for this place will test your capacity for curiosity! So much to try from nuts to spices, from breads to barley, from meats to fish, the fruits and veggies will simply create a rainbow of joy for your feeding frenzy! This visit will prove to be ‘’unforgettable’’ and will provide some ‘chill-out’ time while touring Jerusalem.
We at USA Israel Tours invite you to experience this amazing marketplace! Come, smell, taste, stroll, and enjoy the ‘’Goodness of the Lord in the Land of Israel’’.
We wait for you here in Jerusalem!