It was hard to do much this week, it was too darn hot.
Temperatures in Jerusalem are usually several degrees cooler
than the rest of Israel, and most of the Middle East.
Birds always know where to always find a cool drink of water in Jerusalem.
But what about the regular folks on the real streets?
A street cafe is a common sight in Jerusalem, Israel.
Office space is expensive and hard to find.
So outside cafes are a great spot to work alone,
or to have a business meeting any time of year.
Cafe de Paris is the newest restaurant on this site
near the Prime Minister’s residence.
The previous restaurant was not kosher and was open on Shabbat.
There were protests when it closed.
It is no longer open on Shabbat and it is now kosher.
But the clientele looks the same, and the only visible difference
other than the name change is that it smells
so much better from the street and the kitchen looks a lot cleaner.
Even when it gets too hot to sit outside,
and everything during the day slows down,
a favorite sight, no matter the what the weather, are the early deliveries
that are left outside the door on the streets,
that may go untouched for hours.
It felt as hot as the desert for the last few days.
Now it has cooled,
and everyone is looking forward to Shavuah Hasefer, Book Week,
and the amazing Jerusalem of Light Festival
which begins tomorrow night.
Last year’s was such a winner can’t wait to see what happens this year.