Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Walk in the Shuk (by Naomi Ragen)

It's been a while since I've wandered through the Mahane Yehuda shuk in downtown Jerusalem. The fast pace of our lives makes it difficult to find time to shop in a place with no underground parking and shopping carts. But today I happened to be in the neighborhood, so I wandered in.Well, "wandered" isn't exactly the right word. Since the Intifada, when the shuk was a prime target of terrorists who attacked innocent shoppers and stall owners again and again, security has been tightened, and little wandering permitted. Soldiers with Uzi machine guns guard the entrance. Bomb-sniffing dogs patrol the bus stops. (read more)

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