Let It Snow!

Israelis have been flocking to Mount Hermon in northern Israel to see something extremely rare in the arid Middle East—snow!

By Israel Heute Redaktion |
Shi Hermon
SKI SUIT: This skier doesn’t have a prayer Photo: Mendy Hechtman/Flash90

The Hermon on the Golan Heights is home to the only ski resort in the region, and in the brief winter season its snowcapped peaks are a spectacle to behold.

After three years of drought, rain and snow have brought the streams and tributaries in the North to life, enabling rafting on the rapids of the Jordan River. The Jordan then feeds the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s biggest reservoir. Even though the lake where Jesus walked on water has risen about a half-meter (20 inches) this winter, it is still desperately depleted at 4.5 meters (nearly 15 feet) below capacity.

With just a couple of months left in the rainy season, we urge all friends of Israel who love this land to pray for rain!

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