How You Can Tell Pesach is Around the Corner (6 Jerusalem Photos)
If you live in a Jewish community anywhere in the world, you can probably enter your local grocery store, and see from the shelves that Passover is on the way. Boxes of matzoh, jars of gefilte fish, cans of Manischewitz macaroons all around. But here in Jerusalem, I have gotten accustomed to different signs that Pesach is right around the corner…
The biggest sign that Pesach is almost here–mountains of garlic all over. The entire market, in fact, smells delicious like garlic!
Peanut macaroons. Ashkenazim can enjoy these kitniyot-based treats before Pesach. Yum!
A pre-Pesach delicacy: unripe green almonds. Sounds unappealing? You’re right:)
Loads of new shechechiynu fruits for seder night, like Shesek! So yum!
And the first peaches of the season! The excitement of that first taste of peach is always something else!
And another sure sign of Pesach spotted near the shuk…oceans of Sifrei Kodesh being aired out and cleaned of Chametz.
Wow, I sooo love living here! And I sooo can’t wait for Pesach!