|Jerusalem under blanket of snow. View from the Christian|
Quarter showing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mosque
of Omar on the Temple Mount and Mt. of Olives. (circa 1900)
After several years of drought, record rains have fallen on Israel presenting the possibility that the Sea of Galilee, Israel's "national reservoir," may fill by the end of winter. Just this week the sea rose 60 centimeters (2 feet), and many areas in the country already received one-third of their average rainfall.
|British soldiers at the Western Wall (1921)|
Galilee and Golan mountains are covered with snow, and Jerusalem residents anticipate a city covered in white tomorrow morning.
We present here old pictures of snow in Jerusalem from the Library of Congress collection. Some of the pictures were presented here last winter, but we've also added new ones found among the 22,000 pictures in the Library of Congress.
|Children of the "American Colony" (1921). These pictures were|
hand-colored and found in a family album.
|Children of the "American Colony"|
playing in the snow (1921)
|"Snow-balling" on Jaffa Road in |
|Australian soldiers and Arabs "snow-balling" (1942)|