Following the Signs of the Times on Jerusalem Streets

It was another one of those roller-coaster weeks.

With all the protests and bad news, good things were happening on and off the Jerusalem streets.

I found the lion! I heard it was moved to the Train Theater. Found it – on TOP of the main building.

To begin the week, I also found myself at the Yitzhak Navon Train Station.

And went inside to go to Tel Aviv University on Sunday evening.

The Nano Science Building was a construction site last visit, it is now an impressive structure.

It’s located near ANU – the Museum of the Jewish People on the Tel Aviv University Campus.

At ANU there is always something new and impressive to see.

However, I went for a special event on June 23 for International Widows Day.

At ANU, like most anywhere in Israel, October 7 is very much on people’s minds and hearts.

The entertainer arrived in his reserve duty uniform.

It was not part of his multi-costume changing performance.

New ads for summer are up on the Jerusalem streets , with ice skating returning to First Station .

Over 111 days later, the pain is no less.

But it is the end of June, and the graduation season is in full swing.

This was one of two engagements set up near the Montefiore Windmill on Thursday night,

while the music of the Jerusalem Street Orchestra performed at the On the Roof Festival nearby.

There was no water dripping from the large lion in the Lion Fountain.

First Station is going under serious changes. Looks like the early stage of the cable car is under way.

Went to check out the scene of the serious fire near the Israel Museum.

The damage was evident in the area closest to the museum.

I was going to the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem for an event honoring teaching innovation.

Tzemach David Foundation founder David Magerman and Rav Rimon were pleased to be at the inaugural event, presenting cash awards to Israeli teachers helping children of Olim adapt more easily to the Israeli school system.

A sign of the times: the daughter of an honoree was allowed leave from the IDF to attend, and her father was taking her back to her army base.

A child with a parent with a weapon slung over their shoulder is a common sight on the Jerusalem streets.

A sign of the times.

A time filled with trepidation to open the news each morning, but balanced with the births, graduations, weddings, and sounds of music on the Jerusalem streets.

9 thoughts on “Following the Signs of the Times on Jerusalem Streets

    • June 30, 2024 at 11:33 am

      Oh, thank you for taking the time to comment! Besorot tovot

  • June 30, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    I really appreciate your work – it’s wonderful to see the beauty of Jerusalem to remind us of what really matters.

    • June 30, 2024 at 7:11 pm

      Vivian, tank you so much! This comment is greatly appreciated.

  • July 1, 2024 at 2:03 am

    I always enjoy and appreciate your RJS news especially as I can no longer travel to Israel to sightsee by myself. Thank you so very much.

    • July 1, 2024 at 2:15 am

      Thank you Ruth, Stay well and besorot tovot!

  • July 1, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    Did you get to the Sourasky Central Library at T.A. University? It is verrrry nice. See you on the streets of Jerusalem in August. Be well, be safe, and stay cool

    • July 2, 2024 at 5:07 am

      There were conferences all week in Tel Aviv, but I did not get back there for them. Missed a lot, but enough was happening in Jerusalem it was hard to keep up.

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