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Adina Even-Zohar, jazz singer
Nightlife in Jerusalem is livelier than you think. You just have to know where to find it. Most visitors to the Holy City never get anywhere near Talpiot, not to mention the Talpiot industrial zone, which looks like a sprawling mass of workshops and garages. But hidden among the carpenters and the auto mechanics is Yellow Submarine, a music club that features live performances every night.
Housed in what looks like an old factory is a performance space for up-and-coming musicians, singers and bands of every stripe. The place is nondescript from the outside. I must have seen it a million times and never noticed. But come nightfall, the lights go on, the black tarp that serves as a door opens, and the music begins. At the end of a long entrance hall painted to look like the inside of a submarine (murals of circular windows looking out at sea with some cartoon fish swimming around) you will see a brightly lit bar. Stock up here on draft beer, wine and alcohol (or for people like me, hot chocolate, apple cider, soft drinks, tea and coffee) to sip at your table when the show starts. The club itself is small and very informal (grab a chair and move the tables around as you please).
Tickets are 50-60 shekels a person, but Tuesday nights – jazz night – admission is FREE.
For those who want to mix with the locals, this is about as local as you can get. Not a tourist in sight.
Address: 13 Harekhavim Street
Directions: Talpiot industrial zone, on the street facing the back entrance of Kanyon Hadar mall
Theme: Live Music
They say smells are something you never forget. A certain smell can take you back in time. For me, the fragrance of night-blooming jasmine (cestrum nocturnum) in the streets of Jerusalem on summer nights is one of those unforgettable scents.
Night-blooming jasmine is planted in the gardens in many Jerusalem neighborhoods, especially Rehavia. It is a sprawling, very fast growing climber that needs trimming to look nice, but as evening falls, the small whitish-yellow flowers open up and give off a wonderful perfume.
Stroll through the streets of Jerusalem at night and breathe in the sweet, intoxicating smell. But the truth is, the Bible got there first. The author of the Song of Songs waxed lyrical over this heady scent thousands of years ago:
Come O South Wind!
Blow upon my garden
That its perfume may spread.
(Song of Songs 4:15)
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