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  • The Mission Continues

    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

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    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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The Market’s Bounty - in the Camera’s Lens

The Market’s Bounty - in the Camera’s Lens

Etrog’s photographer went for a stroll between the stalls of Machane Yehuda market, and returned laden with the experience (and bags). A forgotten gallery

Chaim Weisenstern 05/11/2009 11:20
It was already two months ago that our photographer went for an excursion along the aisles of the Machane Yehuda indoor market. He came back armed with bags full of produce – from succulent fruit to wholesome full-grain bread (whole wheat with raisins, hazelnuts and spices). The sights and scenes were recorded on film, brought to Etrog’s office and was all but forgotten amidst the flow of material that streamed in during that busy season.

Today - two months later, when the contents of his shopping bags are long ago consumed and remain but a fond memory, we still have the array of eye-catching and mouth watering pictures to enjoy. Here we present you with a gallery that brims with bounty and goodness, ‘In honor of Shabbos Kodesh’ - with fruits that are no longer on the market in these wintry days.
Wishing you a hearty appetite – and of course, a good Shabbos.

 

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Did you know that so many ‘Borei Peri ha’Adama’ foods exist"?
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“Don’t look at the vessel, but rather what lies inside” – these large and juicy
peppers are known to house uninvited bugs, beware!
!
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Zucchini – ‘Kishuim’. In the Torah it is really the eggplant that is referred to by this
name, but if you think of it, they’re both of the same family
.
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There isn’t enough spiciness in these hot peppers, take horseradish too...
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Does anyone know the name of this interesting specimen?
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'Karra' (gourd). Don't forget this was before Rosh Hashana.
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Aah... Borei Peri Ha’etz.
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Luscious figs… and another reminder, beware of the creatures!!!
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The guava stall.
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Pomegranates. Fortunate are you o Israel whose wicked ones are full of merits like
a pomegranate. And I say, not just any pomegranate but a pomegranate of Shuk Machane
Yehuda (even if they contain the same number of seeds as any other…)
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In honor of our holy Shabbos.
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The seeds of a pomegranate are difficult to digest, according to the Rambam. So here is the solution – juice.
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Mango for Shabbos – no words necessary.
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And what’s with the pistachio nuts?
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Every genuine Yerushalmi knows of ‘Cohen’s Chamutzim’ (pickles). For some reason they also sell Kugel.
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Spices and beans.
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Fish. Lying side by side in obedient silence..
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How many types of salted fish there are.
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The fashion of whole-wheat bread with raisins, nuts and whatnot… has arrived here too.
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baklava?
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Chalva. The ‘candy’ of our youth, is sold here in commercial quantities.
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‘Hamelech’ – recommended..
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Attention all males born in Yerushalayim, here are ‘pitzuchim’ for your Shalom Zachor (assorted nuts).
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Still a long time until Tu-BiShvat, and already fully stocked on dried fruits.
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Spices. I gave up right away trying to remember any of their names.
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Confections. Before I told you about the ‘candy’ of our youth – Chalva – go tell the children of today, kids who know tens of kinds of sweets, and… admit…. they’re still not satisfied, always looking for something new
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Biscuits galore, sold by weight. Also something unheard of when we grew up.
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Remember well: The more roses there are, the more thorns….
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No better conclusion to this glorious gallery – the Beit Knesset. The pomegranates, pistachios and candy will wait, now it’s time for Mincha….