Eat, beat, walk, laugh in Jerusalem

Today in Jerusalem: A culinary workshop, beats at the Sultan's pool and a five kilometer walk celebrating the High Holidays.

September 15, 2011 15:35
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Athena walk 311. (photo credit: loren minsky)

Those looking to add creative flair to their Rosh Hashana menu will appreciate the culinary workshop, “May We Be a Head and Not a Tail” at Beit Avi Chai on Thursday night. The workshop, based on the blessings and symbolic foods of Rosh Hashana, is run by Chef Yossi Ben-Dayan and Esther Shkalim, an ethnologist specializing in Jewish communities. The workshop includes demonstrations on how to prepare imaginative, mouthwatering recipes using symbolic foods such as pomegranates, beets, lubia (rubia), pumpkin and chard. It also touches on questions like: What is rubia and why do we eat the head of a fish or sheep? 

Lovers of percussion, music, dance, theater, wit and high-impact performances should not miss Mayumana, a combination of these, at Sultan’s Pool. This Israeli-born unique show has enjoyed success on Broadway and in Madrid, Paris and Buenos Aires for the past 15 years. The show and its eclectic, talented performers will leave you feeling energized and invigorated.

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For the first time, the city of Jerusalem hosts 'Athena - Women's Walk' in celebration of the upcoming new year and a healthy, active lifestyle. Four thousand women of all ages are expected to participate in a five kilometer evening walk along a route covering Jerusalem's stunning sites and enchanting streets.

For some light entertainment, head to Off the Wall Comedy Basement for a performance by comedian David Kilimnick. Incorporating routines from his show “The Aliyah Monologues”, David spits the details of Israel at you and takes you through the reality of life as a single immigrant, family left behind and the High Holidays. is a new online international portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.

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