8 Things that Won’t Make Headlines

Everyone loves pictures of Jerusalem covered in white, 

but there was no snow today, even though

refrigerator thermometer

 it was cold enough to use a refrigerator thermometer inside.

When the sun shines…it is time to go outside and warm up.

While walking around Jerusalem today, I found 8 things 

that won’t make the headlines.

1. Bikur Cholim Hospital did not close as was threatened

and babies are delivered there by the thousands.

Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem

2. On Mea Shearim Street,

there were puddles on the sidewalks, but buses were running in the streets.

3. Traffic backed up on this side street long enough

for people to stop honking and  get out of their cars to look.

The problem…a delivery of toilet paper around the corner.


Perhaps the guys on the Segway have a good idea?

Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem

4. There was no sign of separate 


for anyone,

but some signs were gone.

5. Pink laundry was hanging out to dry,

 demonstrating that not all Mea Shearim clothing is black.

However, long black clothing can be attention grabbing too.

Arab women

6. It’s sale time in Mamilla Mall

Arab Women shopping

and as always…Muslim women shop.

7. Small children still walk home from school alone.


8. Flocks of birds enjoy Jerusalem everyday.

But one thing sure to make headlines…

new bus routes in Jerusalem

  the new bus routes that begin on Friday the 13th.

14 thoughts on “8 Things that Won’t Make Headlines

  • January 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

    As usual, your choice of photos are marvelous, and make me so happy to be here and to part of the scene. Shabbat Shalom, Phylls K.

  • January 13, 2012 at 10:30 am

    You have a great eye – and not just for the composition!

    Shabbat Shalom

  • January 13, 2012 at 11:09 am


    These are great pictures that catch the beat of Jerusalem.

    Shabat Shalom
    Joe van Zwaren

    PS: I am still hoping for snow. Nothing beats a white Jerusalem!

  • January 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I always have to repeat myself – you are so talented and I echo Phyllis Koenigsberg’s sentiments exactly.

  • January 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    love your pics. thanx for sharing.

  • January 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    love it
    and I just didn’t connect the date of the bus change
    after 41 years here, I’m not so culturally American

    • January 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Yom Shseshi, yud chet Shevat just does not have the same ring to it..
      Israelis would never “get” Friday the 13th connection, unless they are movie buffs maybe.

  • January 15, 2012 at 3:37 am

    So comforting to see beautiful life in Yerushalayim. So many awful stories from Beit Shemesh – this is like a balm for the soul. Thank you!

    • January 15, 2012 at 7:31 am

      While there are certainly serious problems, most are not new, and often blown out of proportion by the media.

  • January 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures. We need to publicize real life here, not just what grabs the media’s attention.


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