- Posted January 10, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Snow in Jerusalem
This iReport was featured on the January 2013 "iReport for CNN" program on CNN International.
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
These words are similar to those from the Book of Daniel (chapter 3) in the Bible. They can as well be the chronology of these past few days. Today, Jerusalem is covered with snow.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre which normally sees a lot of people even at dawn had only a handful of pilgrims in the first few hours of its opening. More from the outside than inside, the Old City is majestic to behold as it received the light of day. The top of the walls and rooftops, the trees and the pavements are coated with snow.
Towards midmorning the city is still quiet save for some occasional siren. The snow continues to fall. And since Jerusalem is not used to this magnitude of snow, there will be little activity the whole day--no work and no school.
It looks like shabbat came a day earlier.