Colorful Chodesh Tov for Shabbat Shalom

The Love sculpture in the Billy Rose Garden at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, is a favorite of thousands of visitors.

Lit with colorful lighting for a late night event, a perfect scene for wishing all a Chodesh Tov, a good month, as we begin Adar, and prepare for Purim on a very overcast morning in Jerusalem, Israel.

שבת שלום

Shabbat shalom and Chodesh tov Adar joyous time with Love sculpture at Israel Museum lit in colorful lighting at night

 

Friday Afternoon in Jerusalem

Friday Afternoon in Jerusalem

The sun was shining.

The weather unseasonably warm.

So I went off to see what was happening in the Old City.

Kotel security on Friday near Kotel

Police vehicles lined the area outside of the Western Wall Plaza.

Crowd at Kotel on Friday summer like day

Thousands of people were out in the warm midday sun.

Arab Market near Jaffa Gate.

Outdoor cafes were popular, it was a perfect day to sit and enjoy. As I strolled sipping an ice coffee, I noticed all the people eating ice cream, young and not so young.

On the way home I witnessed one of the nicest acts of kindness.

Female beggar sitting in chair and young woman stops to chat with her

This young woman stopped to chat with one of the people lining the stairs collecting money. I wondered how many ever tried to speak to this woman?

Mamilla Mall was busy. People coming and going, shopping and eating.

Pleasant sights and sounds to end another busy week.

שבת שלום

Shabbat Shalom.