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Yishai Fleisher’s Images Celebrate Jerusalem’s Rough Weather

Most of the Jerusalem under Snow (JUS) genre has been dominated by lackluster and uninspired images, but Yishai's pictures are good, solid photojournalism (because he's in radio, naturally).

Most of the Jerusalem under Snow (JUS) genre has been dominated by lackluster and uninspired images, but Yishai's pictures are good, solid photojournalism (because he's in radio, naturally).
Photo Credit: Yishai Fleisher

The city of Jerusalem has been enduring what the news folks are saying is the biggest snow storm in a hundred years. more than 2,000 cars are stuck on the highways and in the city – all of them have been rescued, according to police and the IDF.

The highways leading to Jerusalem will remain closed to traffic.

Electricity is out in many places in the city, and authorities have clocked 25,000 emergency calls, about the blackouts and about other weather related issues.

The snow continues to fall, as of the noon news edition of Israel Radio. Jerusalem city hall is asking, no, begging motorists to stay home. Most Israeli cars are not equipped with snow tires, and most Israeli drivers are not experienced in driving in the snow. They get stuck, often after a scary glide over a surface that won’t comply.

Now to the good stuff:

Our friend and colleague Yishai Fleisher has sent us two sets of fantastic Jerusalem under snow images. Most of the genre has been dominated by lackluster and uninspired images, but Yishai’s pictures are good, solid photojournalism (because he’s in radio, naturally).

Shabbat Shalom. We hope the entire spectacle will melt away come Shabbat morning…

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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16 Responses to “Yishai Fleisher’s Images Celebrate Jerusalem’s Rough Weather”

  1. Wow! Never realized how flat the land is there!~ Beautiful scenes

  2. Carolin Knox says:

    Good photos from Yishai!

  3. Shmuela Padnos says:

    like the night shots best thanks

  4. Yechiel Baum says:

    mosque should have been closed as a snow day, like the yeshivas.

  5. István Gula says:

    I can sell snow machine

  6. Anonymous says:

    It is a blessing..

  7. The rain and snow has been a blessing from Hashem
    every time we read the Amida, we recite 'THOU CAUSEST THE WIND TO BLOW AND THE RAIN TO FALL" MASHIV HARUACH UMORID HAGEHEM"

    Hopefully, lake Kineret will be full. and that the rain has fallen over the Dead Sea.

    BARUCH HAS

  8. Congratulations Yishai. Great Photos!! I was there recently …… I did earnestly pray for continuos healing rain. I think Adoni thought a Healing Blanket was better. lol

  9. Very good pictures, Yishai. Please keep taking them as Jerusalem and Israel recovers from the storm.

  10. stunning pics! It beat us in Brooklyn.

  11. Dina Kaufman says:

    Jerusalem in snow is so beautiful- thank-you Yishai you pic's are lovely.

  12. thanks so much for these

  13. Ann Stacy says:

    What absolute beauty! Thank you for your effort. Your Keller, Tx friend.

  14. Ann Stacy says:

    What absolute beauty! Thank you for your effort. Your Keller, Tx friend.

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