Spring Cleaning


As the Passover holiday approaches, full-page newspaper ads announce

extra garbage collection in most of Jerusalem.

You never know what will be put out on the street,

or how long it will last there.

750 new paper collection bins

and 800 bottle collection bins have popped up all over the city,

some leave little room for people.

In Machane Yehuda Market, the Shuk, customers are lining up at the home supply stores

to buy new cleaning supplies.

Even the fish are ready for Passover.

The sign at Gan Sacher got a cleaning after the marathon,

however, it will be some time until the grounds are fully restored.

The park is still a great place for those not busy cleaning

to relax.

Some birds seem to clean up better than the humans who use the park.

Birds were lined up

on top of the Kotel, the Western Wall

as notes in the wall were overflowing before their spring cleaning.

And all these preparations are just a prelude…as next week

huge pots of boiling water will be out ready to get rid of every last crumb.

Passover begins Monday night, April 18, 2011.

0 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning

  • April 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you for your Amazing Emails.

    Your photos are just so so Beautiful.

    Keep up the great work.

    Chag Kosher V’somayech

    Ida G. Sobel

  • April 15, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Thanks for the pics. I love them all. I feel like i’m there. Keep sending more. Chag Kosher V’somayech


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