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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


Iraqi Shop in the Shuk Closes

"Big news in the shuk [Machane Yehuda Market]: 'Eli's Shop', Eli, my father-in-law, the last of the Iraqis in the Iraqi Market [1] has closed his shop after 60 years."

▶️ Source: Alexander Justin Daniel King

[Selected Comments]:
-"Why did he close?? such a shame."
— "He is already 80 years old".
— "Shame, doesn't he have any sons to keep the shop going?"
—- "He has four daughters!"

0202 Editor's note:
[1]The Iraqi Shuk was a new section built in 1931 to the west of the main market by 20 traders, who previously had only temporary wooden stalls in the area. It was later named the Iraqi Market, as many traders of Iraqi Jewish descent acquired shops there.

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