Israeli Life


Many times people ask me about daily life in Israel.  Occasionally  I plan to post something about our everyday life and how it is the same or different from the United States, where we grew up.

The other day I went to the grocery store to buy a few things.  Here is what I bought:  1 bag of potatoes, 3 avocados, 3 pears, 3 bananas, a small package of broccoli, lemon juice, garlic powder, 2 bottles of canola oil, lunchmeat, chicken breast and a package of 4 pre made hamburgers.  The bill came to $34.  Granted, I have not done much grocery shopping in the States for 14 years, but I still believe that grocery prices are higher in Israel.  What is cheaper, though, is when you buy your fruits and vegetables at the shuk.  This is an open-air market which most cities have once/week.  Larger cities have them more often.

As a rule, the grocery stores are very busy on Thursday evenings and Friday until they close a few hours before Shabbat begins.  Daily lives are structured around Shabbat and holidays.  We will talk about this next time.

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