Mahane Yehuda Market

Mapping The Shuk

Self-guided tour offers sounds, smells and tastes of Mahane Yehuda market, one bite at a time.

Special To The Jewish Week
05/15/2012

When Uzi Eli was 5 years OLD, HIS grandfather decided it was high time for the little guy to stop breastfeeding. But the young Eli, who was born and raised in rural Yemen, went on a nursing strike and refused to eat any food at all.

“My grandfather was a holistic medicine man and he tried all different ways to make me eat, but I refused everything,” recalls Eli. “Then he found me a goat and let me take milk from her.”

Eli Bashar’s acclaimed cheese shop. Photos by Tovah Lazaroff
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