Friday, May 13, 2016

Busy pre-Sabbath buying at the market


Get your fresh cherries, "only" 40 shekels (!) (about $10) per kilo. 
All the other fruits and vegetables are a lot cheaper. 

Friday is a busy day in Beer Sheva's open-air shuk.

The market and all stores close mid-afternoon on Friday and open again on Sunday.

Did you notice, there are almost no women in the photos?
I think they are all at home, frantically cooking and cleaning to be ready for the Sabbath that starts before sundown.
Then the real day of rest begins.
Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace to you. 


  1. I like market places, big or small.
    They always looks more interesting than most ordinary shops.

    Happy Sabbath and Happy Weekend.

  2. I would be delighted if my husband did all the market shopping for Shabbat :) But no.

    However I cannot complain. Every Thursday night he does all the cooking for Shabbat lunch, when we have a lot of family to feed!

  3. Dina the world is one but traditions are so different. Europe is completely different

  4. I'd be really tempted because I LOVE cherries!

  5. A lovely place to buy fresh food.


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