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Review of Ben Yehuda Street

Ben Yehuda Street
Ranked #26 of 312 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Named after Eliezer Ben Yehuda who revived Hebrew as a modern language, this busy street is filled with cafes, shops and street vendors. Visit ben-yehudah-streetDOTcom to see shops and businesses on Ben Yehuda Street
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Had a great time in Israel and really enjoyed walking Ben Yehuda Street. The best was a menorah built from Jerusalem stone at Danny Boy. Danny gave us a good price and promised that within a week of returning from Israel our menorah would be at our doorstep in Florida. True to his word, the menorah was delivered five days after our return and we love it.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is a must see if you like street markets. It has meats ,vegetables, fruits and street restaurants. The food was good and very reasonable. We visited couple of times during our visit It is very safe area

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

we were looking for a special souvenir, hand made in Israel, and we found it here! we came back to this street three times within four days during our stay in Jerusalem, and we did not visit every shop here yet!
I did bargain for the purchase, it was fun!

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

If you enjoy a plethora of different foods, clothing, Knicks knacks, anything you want and do not mind crowds the shuk on Ben yehuda is the place to go. Bring your camera too. So much happening, so many people. Parking is difficult but not impossible. Bring your appetite as well and sample the offerings. Eat in one of the small cafés or restaurants. Take your time and enjoy the sights, smells, and bumping aping with the crowd.

Thank Cheer342013
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

I have visited Ben Yehuda street every day on each of my past nine trips to Jerusalem. Often more than once a day. Without any traffic, other than the occasional delivery van or Megan David Adom motorcycle, it is made for foot traffic.

Anchored at one end by Zion Square and the new light rail on Jaffa road while at the other end by King George Street.

It is an invigorating blend of eateries and shops. Some have changed over the years. Others are old friends. I have got to know some of the merchants and have wonderful 'finds' on my walls at home. Everyone likes to talk and is genuinely interested in where you are from and what your thoughts are.

I buy my postcards there and get my milk and tea bags at the convenience store near the King George end.

During the Festival of the Trees and also during Purim Ben Yehuda is alive with musicians, impromptu 'shows', educational displays and firefighter demonstrations. The police train their canine units here and the Megan David Adom usually has a blood donor van parked on Zion square.

Chabbad maintains a stand demonstrating laying Teffilin and shabbat candle lighting.

On cool evenings in the summer months it is a joy to sit on a bench for a couple of hours and chat with other visitors or locals. A few merchants and antique dealers who have become friends will come out and chat between customers.

In the afternoons it is sometimes full of exuberant birthright youth who are obviously happy to be in Israel. Beni Akiva kids frequently sell cookies or crafts and are thrilled when a foreigner willing supports them. The plant store's displays are a favourite of mine.

I go up and down it on my way to and from services at The Great Synagogue on Shabbat eves. Even deserted Ben Yehuda has a 'presence'. Make sure to glance up at the early Israeli architecture. Then look them up in your tour book. Some are famous.

Shammai street, running parallel to it, leads to other hidden gems and the two venues compliment each other nicely.

Make it a fixture of your trip and its impressions will linger with you forever.

Thank Yonatan C
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