Pictures of My Israel Experience: Sukkot Shopping in Jerusalem ‘4 Species’

The decorations I bought for my Sukkah. I don’t buy Christmas products, because it is not Jewish, until it goes on sale. I bought it in Meah Shearim. I say, what we religious Jews don’t know, shouldn’t hurt. Let us enjoy the birth of our savior.
` It is very important to check your ‘4 specie.’ The more intense you check them, the more it looks like you know what is happening.
Who is the best checker?
The guy on the left found a discoloration.
I have no idea what to check for. This one looked good. It was big.
That is me using the magnifying glass. I looked pretty cool, like I knew what I was doing. I found the rabbinic certification on the package. I was like the kosher rabbi, checking it, doing my thing. I did not eat the willow branch.
The sales guy helped by checking for me. He said that there was no problem with the dents and gashes in the etrog.
He said that this Lulav holder is kosher (fit for fulfilling the commandment of taking the ‘4 Species’). He said it was in good condition, so it was very expensive.
He was very thorough
In the end, my etrog came in a sealed box, which made the haggling a little more difficult. I was able to bring the price down a little when I showed him the nick on the box’s corner.
After I bargained, I got a great deal. He said it was a great deal and that I ripped him off. That is why he was smiling and laughing.

 

 

 

 

 

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David Kilimnick: Jerusalem's Comedian performs at his Off The Wall Comedy Basement- Jerusalem's first comedy club, every Thursday in English and every Wednesday in Hebrew, in downtown Jerusalem. David may also be contacted to perform for tour groups in Israel & Synagogue fundraisers around the world, and for your private parties. Contact: david@israelcomedy.com 972(50)875-5688 David Kilimnick, dubbed Israel's father of Anglo comedy by the Jerusalem Post, is leading the new pack of English-speaking stand-up comics in Israel . At his Off the Wall Comedy Basement club in Jerusalem (the first of its kind), Kilimnick has been offering up penetrating observations of life in his turbulent adopted country. Tourists and native Israelis alike have been flocking to his cozy, intimate club and raving about his unique ability to transform the daily chaos and aggravation of Israeli life into an evening full of laughter. Kilimnick's material covers the rocky transition from his "New York Cocoon" to his new life as an "Oleh Chadash" or Israeli newcomer. Still single, Kilimnick touches on his religious upbringing, his rabbinic insights, the injustices of Jewish grammar school and Jewish summer camp, and the looks he gets from his Jewish mother because he isn't married yet. Meanwhile, Kilimnick's universal humor takes you on a tour of funny through the Holy Land. Incorporating routines from his shows 'The Aliyah Monologues Classic 1 & 2','Find Me A Wife,' 'Frum From Birth: Religious Manifesto', his music show 'Avtala Band' & more, David Kilimnick justifies his Aliyah (move to Israel), while taking you through the reality of life as a single immigrant, Israel experiences, holidays & family left behind. You are sure to walk away entertained, enlightened, or with David. David has recently appeared on "Bip" Israel's comedy network, צחוק מעבודב and has been hailed by the tough Israeli media as a rising star who possesses Seinfeldian charm when he takes to the stage.
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