Halftime in the Holy City ‘

"In Jerusalem" goes looking for a neighborhood bar hosting the Super Bowl.

February 11, 2016 21:16
2 minute read.
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At Mike’s Place: An island of Americana. (photo credit: SETH J. FRANTZMAN)


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Jerusalem was miserable. With temperatures at 7°, fog and drizzle, it was a far cry from the sunny San Francisco where Super Bowl 50 was taking place. Nevertheless some 200 or so braved the weather to crowd at the few bars downtown showing the game.

At Habibi Bar, nestled in the stone buildings of Nahalat Shiva, a bunch of yeshiva boys had packed several long tables to watch a grim projection of the game. Touts outside tried to corral more.


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