This Year in Jerusalem for Passover

Passover in Israel,

 the weather is warm and getting warmer.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis flock to

beaches, parks and nature trails.

While others come to Jerusalem,

to the Old City and the Kotel,

the Western Wall, as always was packed

 for the Priestly Blessing, the Birchat Kohanim.

However, there are new attractions this year,

including the 3-D artist drawings on the streets

around Ben Yehuda Street and Mall area.

Three dimensional street art Jerusalem Israel

This one was a bit too realistic for me,

having spent hours in the kitchen preparing special holiday food.

There are barriers around the art pieces,

so watch where you walk.

Three dimensional street art Ben Yehuda Street Jerusalem Israel for Passover

Another piece down the street was

a drawing of a foot bridge over a pond.

If the streets get too hot with this heat wave coming in,

retreating to the museums is a very popular option.

As every year on the Passover holiday

children are admitted for free to most museums.

Israel Museum Pharaoh and Canaan exhibit Untold Story

Pharaoh is the new exhibit at the Israel Museum.

I hope to get back for a second look soon.

It’s the last chance for Rivers of Babylon exhibit 

at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem.

Islamic Museum new exhibit Jerusalem Israel

The special watches exhibit is free for all

at the Islamic Museum.

A  costly attraction for families is the

GeekPicNic in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park.

sign for Geek PicNic Jerusalem near Knesset

No food allowed to come into the park for a picnic,

is hot topic of a Facebook discussion.

 I remember having food taken from me

 by security at an Israeli hospital because of Passover.

Passover food restrictions are severe NO food allowed,

even if you say it is Kosher for Passover.


back to the kitchen,

big family get-together is planned for today.

Passover cookies, no flour nuts

How long do you think these nut cookies will last?

Colorful signs line the Jerusalem streets,

Passover sign in Jerusalem, Israel for holiday greeting

wishing all a Happy Pesach,

Moadi’im l’simcha.

0 thoughts on “This Year in Jerusalem for Passover

  • April 27, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I too will never forget when you brought me food after my accident and they confiscated some of it,
    but you still managed to sneak the good stuff in!!!!! E

    • April 27, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      First time we got some in, but when we came back on Pesach, EVERYTHING was taken, and put on big racks with LOTS of other confiscated food items! As bad as our trip to Disneyland, back when there was no kosher food, and they took all our sandwiches for the little kids and DUMPED them in a trash bin before we came into the park. Chag sameach.

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