Dark Clouds

There usually are no clouds in the sky over Jerusalem in the summer.

A volcanic eruption occurred in East Africa on Monday night, June 13, 2011.

News reports were of high clouds from the Eritrean Ash,

but the Tuesday sky looked like winter had returned to Jerusalem.

Dark, stormy-looking clouds hovered over the Knesset

and the Israel Museum.


Clouds did not result in rain, but provided shade and much cooler streets than usual.

Clear skies returned in time for the end of the Israel Festival,

 the start of Hebrew Book Week, Shavua HaSefer,

 beginning of the Jerusalem Light Festival and Wednesday night’s lunar eclipse.

It is possible to protect oneself from the sun when there are no clouds.

 Now if we could just get protection from the clouds of cigarette smoke!

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