It’s so terrible! Won’t someone think of the schoolkids!
(Jerusalem Post) Thursday’s “storm of the decade” provided the requisite shots for the rare winter storm in Jerusalem: haredim praying at the Western Wall, snow clinging to their black hats.
The Dome of the Rock, the golden dome bathed in a light dusting of white.
At the peak of the snow, children trampled through more than 20 centimeters of fresh white powder, smashing snowballs into unsuspecting parents and trying to turn every kind of plastic bag into a sled. In Sacher Park, one optimistic winter aficionado even cross-country skied through the fresh snow.
Bus service within the city was canceled and even the light rail was unable to function due to a technical problem.
This was the biggest snowfall in Jerusalem since 1992.
Schoolkids in Lebanon also don’t know what schools look like, since they were shut down due to the heavy snow.