Slideshow: Market Scene: Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem

Dried fruits
Dried fruits
Figs, dates, apricots, cranberries, and prunes, all very plump.
The Cherry Man
The Cherry Man
This man will scoop you cherries.
White cheese
White cheese
Israelis love salty, soft, white cheese. For breakfast, they cube it and enjoy it with olives and fresh bread. It's usually just referred to as "white cheese" but if you want to get technical, you can call it "Bulgarit," which simply means "Bulgarian" (look for Bulgarian feta outside of Israel). Usually made from a combination of cows', sheeps' and sometimes goats' milk, it's similar to feta but has a less crumbly consistency. The firmer the Bulgarit, the higher the fat content.
Legumes
Legumes
Heavy sacks of lentils, beans, peas, and other legumes.
Spices
Spices
Cinnamon sticks, sumac, anise seeds, sesame seeds, and more.
Market hall
Market hall
The Halvah King
The Halvah King
There he is in his crown, handing out samples.
Halvah
Halvah
Giant wheels of halvah topped with pistachio nutmeats, chocolate chips, coffee beans, and more.
Figs, Dates
Figs, Dates
Jerusalem Bagels
Jerusalem Bagels
A bagel that has been sold for generations in the old city of Jerusalem. They are crustier and flatter than the chubby dough-bombs found in the States. Sprinkled with sesame seeds, they also come in long oval shapes. Rip off a piece and dip in olive oil and za'atar.
Multi-tasking
Multi-tasking
Shopping for bread while chatting on his cell.
Rugelach!
Rugelach!
Gourds
Gourds
Pumpkins and gourds have been growing in Israel since ancient times. Gourds have been used as drums as well as ingredients in some dishes.
Fresh figs
Fresh figs
Khachapuri
Khachapuri
Just outside the market there's a khachapuria selling khachapuri, the Georgian cheese bread. This one was baked with eggs and a few pats of butter so the center got all runny-yolked, buttery, and doughy at the edges.
Thirsty?
Thirsty?
A bar just outside the market.
Assorted gummies
Assorted gummies
Eggs
Eggs
Shhh, the eggmonger in the back is taking a snooze break.