December 1, 2015

Israelis Resume Normal Shopping, Dining Habits Despite Continued Terrorism

Jerusalem - Many kosher tourists consider the main  street of the Geula section, Malchei Yisrael Street, as the place to be on a Friday. It is the place to buy an assortment of nuts, candies, heimish challahs, and even a taste of cholent and kishke. People come from everywhere for the excellent food, including the custard doughnuts that are already on sale for Chanukah. But when an Arab employee of the Bezeq Company (Israel’s leading telephone company) rammed  the company vehicle into a bus stop killing and injuring many, it sent a shiver down the spines of the thousands who congregate there on Fridays. But this past Friday, there was nary a trace of that incident on the street as the throngs returned and Americans greeted each other as they customarily do on the narrow bustling street. The restaurants too, which had been all but deserted only a week ago seemed to come to life.