Yesterday the sun was shining,
and even though the sky was not blue,
these gates were very blue.
Yemin Moshe was picture perfect,
only the streets were empty,
and much too quiet without the usual tourists.
I was looking at the new signs for Hamshushalayim,
an annual Jerusalem tourist weekend discount offer,
and I wondered how it would do with so many people staying away,
and just then a group of tourists walked by.
Things have been slower this week,
but work has gone on.
The Isrotel luxury hotel construction is finally above ground.
In the US as people prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday,
in Israel, thankfully it has started to rain,
We are thankful for rain for it is an answer to our prayers,
but one which involves flooded streets
and accidents galore.
rain or shine,
sleet or snow,
or terror threat,
the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy High School from Rockville, Maryland,
is in Israel again for their Israel mission.
Every four years the entire high school gets a trip to Israel
over the Thanksgiving holiday week.
It can be a life changing experience to see
the real Jerusalem, Israel, streets, even in the wet and rain.
a group of 1000 pilgrims is on their way from Lagos, Nigeria,
so things go on.
I just hope I do not rust.