Some images. Some cloud formations. Some evenings.
Capture the eye and imagination more than others.
These summer clouds and the reflection from the setting sun against the Chord Bridge at the entrance of Jerusalem, Israel were special. No artificial special filters were necessary.
The Jerusalem streets are quieter than usual during this a major holiday season.
The Shabbat before Pesach, Passover, is called Shabbat HaGadol.
In the past years, announcements for major Shabbat HaGadol talks by famous rabbis would be plastered around the Jerusalem streets.
However, this year is not like any other, and many of those lectures have moved online.
There will be no public matzah baking in Kikar Safra,
no huge crowds at the Kotel, Western Wall,
for the Birkat Kohanim, Priestly Blessing,
no family reunions in parks,
and no big family seder meals.
This year is a time to remember years past,
and look forward to the future.
Next Year in Jerusalem!
Jerusalem, Israel weather is often the topic of conversation.
This week has seen a bit of everything, but snow.
Today is cold and grey, not a pretty picture.
But yesterday, the sky was blue and
perfect background for the almond tree blossoms bursting forth in the midday sun.