Winter Weather Yaakov Lederman/Flash90

Winter Weather

The Bible describes Israel as “a dry and weary land” (Psalm 63:1). The sun shines for eight months a year, so when the winter rains finally come it’s something of a national revival.

“I love a good storm because it’s one of the few times during the year that we have any weather!” a Jerusalem resident told Israel Today. Better yet—is snow! The masses flocked to the North to see the white stuff which accumulated on Mount Hermon on the Golan Heights. Israelis enjoyed rare outdoor experiences such as skiing, sledding, snowball fights and snowmen. Not far away, there was rafting on the rapids of the Jordan River which suddenly sprung to life. However, the intermittent rain and snow wasn’t enough to alleviate three years of drought. The Sea of Galilee, Israel’s biggest…