Everyone is talking about the weather,
the hot, hot weather.
It has been beastly,
like this monster perched outside the Bloomfield Science Museum
even before the intense heat arrived.
On Monday, there was a special event for children
who had no school on the day after Shavuot.
These unusual riding machines are outside the museum.
Science and motion can be fascinating,
and while for some it is a learning experience,
it is a living experience.
ALEH is a very special school for children with severe disabilities.
The annual ALEH March was Monday afternoon.
Teachers, students, volunteers and ALEH families
all walked across the Jerusalem String Bridge.
In the middle of the walk the group released green and purple balloons,
made noise and held banners for cars to honk.
Walkers, special wheel chairs and flags,
all marching forward – to make each day count.
And as with most Jerusalem facilities,
ALEH serves both Muslim and Jewish children, religious and secular.
The holidays are over,
but things are not quieting down,
and even in the mid-day sun tourists were out.
New signs have been posted,
for the Israel Festival’s
Festival season has begun.
For other new events
and festivals we will have to wait and see.
But next week is the Jerusalem Light Festival,
and this big ad was up in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park.
I sure hope it cools off when we walk around the Old City.
It will be interesting to see what new light pieces
the international festival can come up with this year,
and how many thousands of people will attend.