The weekends provide plenty of opportunities to explore the area. These two photo galleries show a taste of the diversity to be found within an hour from Jerusalem.
The Mahane Yehuda Market
Just a few light rail stops from the Old City is the Mahane Yehuda Market. Commonly known as “The Shuk”, this market boasts some 250 vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables, breads, nuts, meats, fish, candies, desserts and much more. There are restaurants and bars peppered throughout as well.
The market is especially busy on Fridays as people prepare for the start of Shabbat. These photos were taken on the Friday afternoon before Rosh Hashana.
Getting Outside of Jerusalem:
For most of the semester, my Physical Settings of the Bible class has 1-day field trips each weekend where we get out to study and explore the geography, geology and other aspects of the Land. We examine how these physical realities impact and influence the Biblical writers.
This past weekend, we explored the approaches to Jerusalem. Here are some photos from that trip.
Plans for Future Postings:
If you have been following this blog for a while, you may notice that I am trying to post weekly updates. I’ve decided to alternate between photo/video posts and textual posts exploring something that I think is cool.
If there is something that you would like to know more about, let me know and I will try to fit it into my postings.