I had a great day on Sunday - went for a walk with a friend in Mea Shearim (100 Gates), THE Ultra Orthodox area of Jerusalem (of the country, in fact). My friend went into culture shock as she had never been there. I had never been there yet either, but after South Sudan, I don't think anyplace will give me culture shock.
Anyway, I managed to take some pictures, a few of them that I am even a bit proud of. The men are examining the citrus (etrog) and hadas branch (myrtle) for imperfections as these are two of the 4 types of plants that they put together and say a blessing over to celebrate Sukkot holiday (where they eat in booths they build on their balconies or in their yards).
I put them up on my FB page and I'd love to share them with you guys. So if you feel like having a look, here's the address:
We had the most fantastic sandwich in the market - Machaneh Yehuda, it's called. There's probably a wizzle here, but I've already got a lot on the assembly line in my brain.