Israel Shopping


With so many spiritual pilgrims, religious items – some kitschy, some classy – thrive here. The region of the Old City known as the Cardo is a roofed shopping area, just behind a famous life-sized fresco at the end of the excavated old Roman main street. This fragment has high-quality prints, jewelry, and souvenirs for sale, including those widows’ mites and other relics from Roman times. Roman glass jewelry is another unique ornaments item found in Jerusalem. Cosmetic industry is thriving is large scale in this country. According to legend, Cleopatra begged Mark Antony to yield her control of the Dead Sea, or at least take it himself, because cosmetics made from its minerals were the furtive to her gorgeousness. Today, Ahava products are possibly the best known on Israel’s side of the Sea.