Israel Uncovered - Day 4 Reflection (an amazing Israel experience) by American University Student


A guest post by John Tranfaglia, an American University student and attendee on Israel Uncovered: Campus Leaders Mission The hustle and bustle of the Jerusalem markets is something that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy, although if you were looking for personal space, you may not want to visit on a Friday. It's not that busy places can't be found in the U.S. - anyone who's been to Times Square or the "T" after a Sox game knows this is certainly not true. What you are unlikely to find in the U.S., however, is the unique multiculturalism that exists in Jerusalem. Family owned shops, where the entire extended family is working hard to produce and sell their product meets narrow alleys and an entire city preparing for Shabbat. When these three pieces come together, it creates an amazing Israel experience, and some really good rugelach.

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