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Open-air market blends old, new worlds


Visitors to Jerusalem who haven’t seen the city in recent years are invariably amazed by all the new neighborhoods and luxury hotels that have transformed the skyline. The upscale Mamilla shopping district near the Old City and the newly refurbished Israel Museum attract both locals and tourists. While some parts of Jerusalem are almost virtually unrecognizable, others, like Mahane Yehuda, the city’s sprawling open-air market, still evoke the best of old-world Jerusalem.

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