There are the old familiar images for Passover in Jerusalem, Israel,
garbage bins are overflowing, even though there are extra pick-ups;
shopping carts are overflowing;
and lots of large pots of water are boiling with steam rising.
But always there is something new.
Spring wildflowers have grown in the weeds,
a site where last year a brush fire left only scorched earth.
New warning signs at some major street crossings were painted on side walks.
But as most everything in Jerusalem, Israel, there was a bit of contention,
a corner near the Old City had the words only in Arabic,
but was painted over yesterday in Hebrew before I got there.
Then there are those construction cranes popping up like weeds
and many new luxury buildings.
But with any new construction
are the findings from ancient times that were hidden under the streets.
This Passover one very hot spot to visit is
the new Cinema City complex.
More than just movie theaters,
you can find all kinds of food,
and I assume plenty of it will be kosher for Passover.
For Passover and all year round, there is Moses,
not crossing the Red Sea, but with 10 commandments.
And posted all over are the new holiday signs,
happy holiday of spring in Jerusalem, Israel.
Have a great Passover all,
I really must get back to my cleaning.
0 thoughts on “Passover in Jerusalem: Old and New”
Kol Hakavod Sharon, your picrues are great, as usual!
Chag Sameach, Shifra and Binyamin
ALOHA from Honolulu