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Tuesday, 15 Sivan, 5779
  |  June 18, 2019

    Sukkos in Jerusalem Wasn’t Pricey

    100,000 foreigners spent Sukkos in Jerusalem - a luxury that isn't just for the rich thanks to low-cost flights and apartment rentals. Full Story, Video

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    Not nice
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    Not nice

    I am bh financially comfortable but I feel that posting this so people who can’t afford food for Yom tov can see what theyre missing is just distasteful. Don’t pour salt on someone’s open wound. Hashem gives each of us our lot, but we should be more sensitive of those with less than ourselves.

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    I agree. Maybe if the people who went there this year stayed home next year and donated the money saved to helping those who are truly struggling to get by it would be more newsworthy.

    Wasn't pricey?!?!
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    Wasn't pricey?!?!

    From what I saw, small apartments being rented out for about 10 days was about $5000. I don’t spend that much on Sukkos in NY. Add to that the cost of tickets, a sukkah if there isn’t one there, food, and other expenses. I am not sure what makes you think it isn’t pricey, and that even the poor can afford.
    Oh, and “cheap tickets this season were like $800. That’s more thanI spend on sukkos expenses for each person individually

    An edit
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    An edit

    “The foreign presence on the streets of Jerusalem was palatable”. . .palpable? That word would make more sense in this context.

    Marketing
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    Marketing

    This is from a publication that promotes travel and high end eats. What do you expect? It’s 10%-20% cheaper than in previous years and taking a family of ? to Jerusalem is no longer “just for the well heeled anymore”. And to top of, we add a reference to a nevua and walla Moshiach Tzeiten!

    It.... Was definitely pricey
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    It.... Was definitely pricey

    As someone who spends every sukkos in Jerusalem, I can tell you – it’s very pricey.
    The David Citadel charges $14,000 for a 2 week stay. I paid over $7,000 just for my apartment, not including my flight, meals, etc. Sukkos in Jerusalem for one person is at least $15,000, if not more. That’s some people’s annual salary.
    Yes. It’s costly. Don’t make others feel bad by posting this – it’s expensive and, as beautiful as it is, not something necessary to post to make those who cannot afford it feel bad.

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