Walking around Jerusalem in the days before the Sukkot holiday is a unique and fun experience, filled with color and sound. The streets turn into an outdoor market of supplies for the many Biblical commandments of the Sukkot holiday, such as constructing well-equiped huts and the taking of the four species. The huts and their vegetation roofs go up, while the prices for a good Etrog comes down - if you know how to bargain!

Please join Israel National News for a beautiful picture essay from the streets of Jerusalem. All photos by Yehuda Boltshauser & Co. www.kuvien.com

People buy sukkah boards in Meah Shearim as Yerushalayim prepares for Sukkot

 
 
Schach (traditional branch-covering of the Sukkah) being delivered in Meah Shearim
 
Other forms of schach...
 
Sukkahs in Meah Shearim: a picture from 100 years ago - or today?

 
More sukkot in Meah Shearim

 
Top-quality, beautiful Etrogim enhancing the holiday
 
Inspecting an etrog as Yerushalayim prepares for Sukkot
 
HaRav Halberstam of the Eidah HaCharedis checks an esrog in Meah Shearim

 
A boutique dealer inspects a prized esrog in a Meah Shearim arba minim market as Yerushalayim prepares for Sukkos

 
A bachur inspects a lulav in a Meah Shearim arba minim shuk as Yerushalayim prepares for sukkos

 
A British bachur inspects a lulav in a Meah Shearim arba minim shuk as Yerushalayim prepares for sukkos

 
A dealer displays his haddasim [myrtle branches] in Meah Shearim
 
You only get to choose hadassim once a year...
 
I just want to be sure...
 
 
 
 
Children taking a break from making lulav holders in Meah Shearim

 
Young Chassidic boys make lulav holders
 
 
Schach is delivered in Meah Shearim
 
A merchant puts up decorations for sale in as the Geula neighborhood takes on the holiday spirit

 
 
Prayer shawls hang to dry from a Sukkah in Meah Shearim
 
Cleaning hats in Meah Shearim in preparation for the holiday
 
Buying Sukkah supplies at a makeshift hardware store in Meah Shearim

 
 
 
A street sign gets ready for Sukkot in Yerushalayim

 
All photos by Yehuda Boltshauser & Co.
 
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