Press

Me giving a tour in Machane Yehuda Market

Over the years, I have written a good amount about various food-related topics. And due to my expertise and tours in Jerusalem’s famous Machane Yehuda Market, I’ve gotten a lot of coverage in other media connected with that.

Here’s a selection of some articles I have published, and a bunch of articles, videos, radio shows, and more that feature me and my expertise about the market and food.

By Me:

The Nosher
The Long History of Huevos Haminados, Slow-Cooked Sephardi Eggs (July 28, 2020)
The Forgotten History of Jews in the Alcohol Industry (July 7, 2020)
Hot Dogs Are the Greatest American Jewish Food. Here’s Why. (June 11, 2020)

Jewish Journal (Los Angeles)
Embodying Unity in Your Rosh Hashana Meal (September 9, 2009)
Passover: Don’t be a Slave to Tradition (April 6, 2006)

Jerusalem Post
Valero Restaurant” (May 11, 2018) – A review in the weekend “Billboard” magazine. (I have no PDF of the print version, and it is not online, so this is the original, unedited text.)
The Young New Faces of Machane Yehuda” (March 23, 2017) – About the next generation of store-owners in Jerusalem’s outdoor market.
Leave the Shuk Alone” (September 17, 2016) – An op-ed addressing the recent changes affecting the shuk.

Featuring Me:

Haaretz
A current piece about virtual tours in Israel, including my tours of Machane Yehuda Market. (May 5, 2020)
Saveur
How to Navigate Jerusalem’s Massive Machane Yehuda Market” (July 5, 2016)
Tasting Table
Listed among “The Best Food Tours Around the World” (May 22, 2017)
You can also find me in “This Market is the Hottest Place to Eat in Jerusalem.” (April 5, 2017)
Forward
The Ultimate Jerusalem Food Crawl: Mahane Yehuda’s Most Tantalizing Must-Eats” (August 9, 2018)
JewishDrinking.com podcast
An Introductory Overview to Jewish Drinking Through the Ages (May 26, 2020)
Thomas Cook
Let me teach you all about techina in this great short video, part of a campaign promoting Jerusalem as a tour destination. (July 27, 2017)

Extra Crispy – MyRecipes.com
And here I contribute to an article exploring jachnun, a special Shabbat morning food. “This Yemeni-Jewish Pastry Isn’t As Delicate As It Looks” (February 7, 2018)
Ta’am – Judaism on a Plate
Visits to a Lebanese restaurant and a craft brewpub with the head of Ta’am, a cool project exploring (as I do) Jewish culture through our food. (Aug 14, 2019)
Always Something New to Taste” and “Happy Hour in Jerusalem
From the Grapevine
About fresh, seasonal produce (August 5, 2015)
The New York Jewish Week
I discuss Israeli street foods in “A Taste of Jerusalem.” (March 24, 2015)
Eat Your World
Q&A: Joel Haber, Israeli Food Tour Guide, Jerusalem” (June 15, 2016)
Cruising Israel – ILTV
A jaunt with me through the shuk in the lead story, ending at 11:43 of this video. (December 13, 2016)

TimeOut Israel
I was included in a listing of the best culinary tours and activities in Israel. (April 23, 2017)
Table for Two with Naomi Nachman, Nachum Siegel Network
Extended length show on location – tour in Shuk Machane Yehuda (February 12, 2016)

Mom Who Runs
A blog review of my shuk tour (July 4, 2013)
The Cooking Corner with Sharon Lurie – 101.9 Chai-FM
Interviewed on a South African kosher food radio program (January 27, 2015)

Marni Landes DeWitt
Before I became a guide, I brought a visiting friend (who loves baking) to see one of my favorite local bread bakeries. (January 25, 2010)

Hatch Brewery
Hatch is one of my favorite eateries (and drinkeries, to coin a term) in Machane Yehuda. Here’s a fun, two part “Shuk Facts” video I did with them (August 30, 2019)
PART ONE and PART TWO