Jerusalem in June

June in Jerusalem…the days are hot,

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 everyone seems to be moving a little slower

and taking a break for an ice cream or a cold drink.

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School crossing guards are being trained for the next school year. 

 Before school lets out for the summer and the kids are home,

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the Kishor Women’s Business Networking conference 

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attracted 350 business women from all over Israel to the Ramada Hotel.

Making the summer plans for children is a big headache this time of year.

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While the abundance of summer fruit in season is a pleasure.

The Jerusalem Light Festival has been a big success this year,

if you missed it,

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 Damascus Gate as a giant pinball machine was a popular attraction.

Gan haPa’amon, the Liberty Bell Park, was full every evening

  for the annual Shavua Ha’sefer  HaIvri, the Hebrew Book Week.

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Families came to look at children’s books

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and sat on the grass enjoying the entertainment.

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Religious books,

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university publications,

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and all kinds of books are on sale in the park until June 16.

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Security was obvious, perhaps more so than in the past.

Protesters getting ready for more rallies for social justice

are getting headlines,

but there is so much more happening in Jerusalem.

Once again the annual and popular

Season of Culture and the Israel Festival

will offer dozens of cultural events

to thousands of people from all over the world.

And one thing everyone hopes for…

 it will stay cool in the evenings.


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