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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sukkot Street Theater and Fair

I think its unfortunate that some of the political candidates for mayor like to say that Jerusalem is a cultural wasteland. Ever since Lupolianski became mayor I’ve found that there are far more interesting cultural events happening in Jerusalem.

And I for one appreciate that the various summer festivals (particularly the music intensive ones) were moved away from the 9 days (preceding Tisha B’Av – a period of national mourning) in understanding that a significant portion of the city’s citizens are not able to participate in those kind of events during that time.

One of the great ideas that was introduced is the Sukkot Street Theater and Fair.

Every Sukkot the residents of Jerusalem are treated to a major street fair festival in the Liberty Bell Park. There is an acrobatic circus, magicians, clowns, mimes, booths, food, music, and more.

It’s a lot of fun, and a great opportunity for this alternative art form to be presented to an interested and appreciative audience.