by Michele Chabin

Letter from Jerusalem: Hunger in the Holy Land

This summer, as mass protests over the high cost of living swept across Israel, my family lived and ate like Americans. While staying in my parents’ home in New York, we consumed large quantities of everything from strawberries to salmon simply because we could. We can’t buy some of our favorite foods in Jerusalem, where we’ve lived for many years — not because they’re unavailable, but because they’re too expensive.

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