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ONLINEVirtual Taste of Machane Yehuda Market

June 14, 2023 Free
(Photo: Chalffy/iStock)
(Photo: Chalffy/iStock)

Join us for an online exploration of Jewish food traditions and the historical connections between Jews and food with Jewish food researcher Joel Haber in our eight-part series, “The Taste of Jewish Culture.” The fifth program is “A Virtual Taste of the Machane Yehuda Market.”

Shuk Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s famous outdoor market, is the beating heart of the city. It reflects the history of modern Jerusalem while providing food for (and by) the many diverse communities of people who regularly shop there. This virtual tour explores the shuk’s highlights and hidden gems while reveling in the sensory overload that makes the market so special.

About our presenter:

Joel Haber researches, writes about and lectures on the topic of Jewish food history, with a focus on understanding Jewish culture and history via our foods. His writing appears on his blog, along with articles in such publications as The Nosher, Tablet, Tradition and The Jewish Journal (Los Angeles). He has lectured extensively on the topic, in both online and in-person venues in multiple countries. Joel is currently writing a book that examines Shabbat stews from around the world, using them as a way of tracing the routes of Jewish migrations throughout history. In connection, he recently published the cookbook, “Chulent & Hamin: The Ultimate Jewish Comfort Food.”

Additionally, Joel has worked as a licensed tour guide in Israel for nearly a decade. In addition to hundreds of tours of a general nature, his most popular single tour is a culinary tasting and history tour in Jerusalem’s famous outdoor market, Shuk Machane Yehuda. Approximately 3,500 individuals have already joined him on that tour, along with countless others who have joined a virtual version via Zoom.

Joel was born and raised in New Jersey, lived for many excellent years in both New York City and Los Angeles, and immigrated to Israel in March 2009. He is proud to live in the special city of Jerusalem.

This series is made possible by a grant from the Congregation Ahabat Shalom Religious Fund.

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