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# 69 – Shuk Ha-Carmel

Helping others to understand Israel - and Israelis to understand others...
  • Joined Sep 2016
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September 21, 2006

A Million Stars say Goodbye – a moving song, written and composed by the sister of a soldier killed during the Lebanon war.

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It is the eve of New Year’s Eve here in Israel. For days, each greets the other with ‘Happy New Year’, usually opening a positive conversation – or giving a warm ending to a short meeting.

 

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Our radio programmes, newspapers and TV screens continue to be full of political recriminations, scandals, heart-wrenching pleas for release of our hostages and head-shaking at the naïvety of so much of the international community.

 

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But yesterday, I rejuvenated my role as poodle and trolley-puller, following my wife, Aviva on her weekly or (as it seemed in this case) monthly visit to the Carmel market.

 

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This was our more personal preparation for Rosh-Hashana….

Spices – Kusbara is Coriander

Free parking –  We got a ticket!

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Shesh-besh is Backgammon, when there’s no customers

Battery seller – last year’s?

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Hot & Humid

Shouting

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Battle between trolleys & feet

Kosher meat

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Flowers

False Anger

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Fresh? – squeeze

Some vendors wear gloves – For hygiene??

May not seem clean, but it is.

Stephen

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