Mahane Yehuda is Jerusalem‘s famous food market just off the Jaffa Road. Mahane Yehuda is a Jerusalem institution. Although traffic changes and a more urban lifestyle with supermarkets and corner shops have made a visit to the “shuk” (the market) less of a necessity; the devotees make a weekly pilgrimage to Mahane Yehuda. People come from far and wide in Israel to visit Mahane Yehuda; and to cater for them there are an increasing number of coffee and gift shops within Mahane Yehuda.
Mahane Yehuda is actually one of the oldest neighborhoods in Jerusalem and is technically one of the many Nachlaot suburbs. These areas are being renovated, but retain their natural charm and are also popular places for tourists to wander. The many synagogues are very popular in the pre-dawn hours during the month immeditaely before Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) because of the custom of reciting extra prayers during this month.
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