“Selling”

Selling
“Selling” Petah Tiqva, Israel, 2017

A merchant persuades an orthodox religious father and son at the local Four Species market.

Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles is a Jewish Holiday and one of Three Pilgrimage Festivals in which Israelites were commanded to perform a pilgrimage to the Temple (wikipedia). The Four Species are four plants mentioned in the torah and which are placed inside the Sukah throughout the Eight day holiday period. It is customary to haggle over the Four Species prices in accordance with their appearance qualities.

I took this photo when I went to the Sukot market with my two sons, and knew that I will find there many street photography opportunities, daily moments. And indeed, I found this happening 30 feet from me, and I rushed with my kids in tow passed several people to capture the moment. At the time I had my brand new 24 mm lens (equivalent to 38 mm) so I felt that I really return the costs back..

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