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Jerusalem: “Snow on Erev Shabbat”

B”H
Once again, I cannot provide pictures because the snow only appeared on Shabbat. Last Erev Shabbat, thick snowflakes came down over Jerusalem and we had about 5 cm of snow. Yesterday morning, we woke up with no water. The water pipes of the building where I live were frozen. This happens because in Israel, water pipes and electric cables are installed outside of the house and not inside. Unbelievable for someone from Germany, Canada or other places.

 

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Photo: Miriam Woelke

 

Here you can see Israeli reality: Water pipes and electric wires hanging loose. I took these pictures in Tel Aviv but this is how it looks all over the country. 

 

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Photo: Miriam Woelke

 

The snow is long gone and the sun is back out. The rain will stop today and tomorrow we are back to 12 degrees Celsius. All this may sound ridiculous to you but the truth is, we are not used to cold freezing weather and we don’t have sufficient heating systems.
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2 thoughts on “Jerusalem: “Snow on Erev Shabbat”

  1. I live on a floating home in the middle of the Columbia the weather is getting colder here too. Israel must be murder when the heat is not on. You can keep the pipes from freezing by letting it drip at a good flow.

  2. B”H

    Letting it drip ? Well, than our bills are going to explode. 🙂

    We only had – 2 degrees Celsius for one night and this is an exception. 🙂
    I could not stand the cold anymore. A few days is enough but not weeks or months. Summer in Jerusalem is not that bad because there is always a breeze here at night. Last summer was different and extremely humid but it doesn’t happen too often.

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