Snow Porn

Israel’s Channel 2 says it was “the storm of the century.”

Ditto Channel 10.

Times of Israel wrote “Jerusalem is crippled” after “worst storm in decades.

Meanwhile, Israel’s Russian TV channel broadcasts “lovely autumn weather, perfect for a leisurely stroll on Shabbat.”

(Laugh with us, people. It’ll help keep you warm.)

But seriously, now that the storm is over, and the roads are opening, and the electricity is trickling back into the thousands upon thousands of homes that went without during that long, dark Sabbath, we have to admit: Snow can be freaking gorgeous.

And besides, let’s be real: It’s a good day in Israel when the big news story is about the weather.

 

So… let’s check out some epic snow pics.

View of the snow-covered Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City, as seen from the Armon Hanatziv promenade, Saturday, December 14, 2013. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

View of the snow-covered Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City, as seen from the Armon Hanatziv promenade, Saturday, December 14, 2013. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Jerusalem of snow.

 

Snow on Jerusalem's Jaffa Road, Thursday, December 12, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Snow on Jerusalem’s Jaffa Road, Thursday, December 12, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

See? A nice, leisurely stroll just before Shabbos.

 

Photo by @itzypitchy

Photo by @itzypitchy

Timbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

A man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, on a snowy winter morning. December 13, 2013. (Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, on a snowy winter morning. December 13, 2013. (Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

(Serious dedication? Or complete and utter lunacy?)

 

A girl plays in the snow at the Armon Hanatziv promenade on a snowy winter's day, Saturday, December 14, 2013. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A girl plays in the snow at the Armon Hanatziv promenade on a snowy winter’s day, Saturday, December 14, 2013. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

(Because it isn’t a snow listicle without a picture of a cute kid playing in the snow.)

 

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(Ditto. See above.)

 

Photo By David Bender, Tzfat

Photo By David Bender, Tzfat

(The Sound of  Music called. They want their Alps back.)

 

Photo by David Bender, Tzfat

Photo by David Bender, Tzfat

(“No, seriously. Give us our freaking Alps back!”)

 

Visiting Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look out at the snow from the balcony of a Jerusalem hotel on December 13, 2013. The suite’s balcony overlooks the Old City walls of Jerusalem and the Jaffa Gate area amid a major snow storm (Photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash 90.)

Visiting Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look out at the snow from the balcony of a Jerusalem hotel on December 13, 2013. The suite’s balcony overlooks the Old City walls of Jerusalem and the Jaffa Gate area amid a major snow storm (Photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash 90.)

To paraphrase Benji Lovitt: “People of the Gush, STOP BUILDING SNOWMEN! John Kerry is going to think we’re expanding settlements!”

 

A haredi man prays during a snowy winter morning in Jerusalem, December 13, 2013. (Photo credit: Mendy Hechtman/Flash90)

A haredi man prays during a snowy winter morning in Jerusalem, December 13, 2013. (Photo credit: Mendy Hechtman/Flash90)

(On days like these, no one will say that the Haredim are overdressed.)

 

A snow-covered car in the settlement of Neve Daniel, just south of Jerusalem, Saturday night, December 14, 2013 (photo credit: Laura Ben-David)

A snow-covered car in the settlement of Neve Daniel, just south of Jerusalem, Saturday night, December 14, 2013 (photo credit: Laura Ben-David)

(Hey, John Kerry! In honor of your visit, we have a freeze on the settlements!)

 

The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background in Jerusalem's Old on a snowy winter day on Friday, December 13, 2013. (Photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background in Jerusalem’s Old on a snowy winter day on Friday, December 13, 2013. (Photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

At least he’s got his tallit to keep him warm.

 

Snow storm in Jerusalem, Friday, December 13, 2013. (photo credit: Israel Hatzolah)

Snow storm in Jerusalem, Friday, December 13, 2013. (photo credit: Israel Hatzolah)

(Ain’t no fiddler on this roof. Aw hell naw.)

 

www.DavidBrianBender.com — Photo by David Bender,  Tzfat.

www.DavidBrianBender.com — Photo by David Bender, Tzfat.

Apparently, this weather shocks everyone.

 

Courtesy of Aaron Friedman - http://digitalhighrise.com/israel-snow-storm-of-2013

Courtesy of Aaron Friedman – http://digitalhighrise.com/israel-snow-storm-of-2013

Jerusalem’s answer to Tel Aviv’s Tent City. (HaAm! Doresh! Tsedek Hashmali!) 

 

Israeli soldiers and emergency workers drive on armored personnel carriers in Jerusalem December 14, 2013. Jerusalem's heaviest snow for 50 years forced Israeli authorities to lift a Jewish Sabbath public transport ban on Saturday and allow trains out of the city where highways were shut to traffic. Troops in armored vehicles were helping emergency services crews to try to restore electricity for thousands in the Jerusalem area. (Photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Israeli soldiers and emergency workers drive on armored personnel carriers in Jerusalem December 14, 2013. Jerusalem’s heaviest snow for 50 years forced Israeli authorities to lift a Jewish Sabbath public transport ban on Saturday and allow trains out of the city where highways were shut to traffic. Troops in armored vehicles were helping emergency services crews to try to restore electricity for thousands in the Jerusalem area. (Photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Jerusalem is liberated!

 

Jerusalemites enjoy the snow in the capitals Ben-Yehuda Street, Thursday, December 12, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Jerusalemites enjoy the snow in the capitals Ben-Yehuda Street, Thursday, December 12, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

(Yeah, smart money says there will be a baby boom in 9 months.)

 

Photo by Judy Lash Balint, Jerusalem.

Photo by Judy Lash Balint, Jerusalem.

And finally… here comes the sun.

 

Got epic snow pics? Send them to shareworthy@timesofisrael.com.

 

Compiled by Sarah Tuttle-Singer.

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