In the streets of Jerusalem, Israel,
you can feel the holidays approaching.
People are arriving from around the world,
tourists are everywhere.
OK, sometimes you can hear it too,
with people honking at rental cars unsure of their next move.
With a long list of things to do it was hard
to decide what to share first,
the Mummy at the Israel Museum,
or maybe the special Passover and spring activities
at the Bloomfield Science Museum?
The Matzah baking in Kikar Safra was great
it is unfortunately too late to see the Jerusalem Arts Festival.
a sure sign Passover preparations are heating up,
large pots of boiling water can be found in multiple locations,
every last bit of chometz, bread products must be gone by Monday.
Children are out of school for the holidays.
A Spring Musicale is at the Train Theater April 12- 18.
36 museums and attractions around Israel will be
free of charge from April 12-16, thanks to Bank Hapoalim.
The Passover story at Menachem Begin Heritage Center
is one of the free events in Jerusalem,
also included are the Bible Lands Museum,
the Museum of Islamic Art, and the Botanical Gardens.
Signs are posted for the Shabbat Hagadol derashot of prominent rabbis,
many synagogues will have special lectures this Shabbat.
Look around and you will see signs
and smells of spring flowers along the Jerusalem streets.
Look up and these signs line the road,
Chag Aviv Sameach,
Happy Spring Holiday,
is happening in the Jerusalem.