I’m sure you’ve all heard on the news that there is an expected major snowstorm supposedly happening here in Jerusalem. Well, here I am writing to you FROM JERUSALEM and as of right now (I’m writing this on Thursday, 8 Jan at 11:30 a.m. my time) it’s very foggy, cold and wet outside but so far, no snow has stuck. There is yes a major storm going on – last night’s thunder and lightning was really something – but to all our disappointed kids, sorry, no real white stuff. Tonight and tomorrow, though, that may change!
Jan from NY, one of my subscribers, wrote me the following about the current snow talk and I found it hilarious so I’m sharing it with all of you, especially those of you who live in climates where snow is the norm for an average winter:
My friend in Rishon L’tzion observed that during a war in Israel life goes on. When it snows the country comes to a halt!
You gotta laugh at that – it’s so true!
All I can say is that such cold weather, especially when we are yes homebound, is a GREAT excuse to warm up our kitchens and home with the wonderful smell of challah – and that’s what I’m going to do myself right around now!
Here’s a great tip for making the bottoms of your challahs crunchy and so tasty without overbaking them.
Good Shabbos from (almost) snowed in Jerusalem,