This year's Jerusalem snow in pictures

Snow is a uniquely beautiful equalizer for all Jerusalem's inhabitants.

 President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal playing in the snow, January 27, 2022.  (photo credit:  ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)
President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal playing in the snow, January 27, 2022.
(photo credit: ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)

No matter what else is going on these days, the snow is happening for all Jerusalem residents right now.

Let's enjoy its beauty while it lasts!
Some brave souls braved the now especially slippery Old City cobblestones at the crack of dawn on Thursday morning, capturing the Kotel and its plaza exquisitely.
 The Kotel on Thursday, January 27th, 2022. (credit: ARIK BENDER/MAARIV) The Kotel on Thursday, January 27th, 2022. (credit: ARIK BENDER/MAARIV)
  (credit: ARIK BENDER/MAARIV) (credit: ARIK BENDER/MAARIV)
 A frozen hand-washing station. (credit: WESTERN WALL HERITAGE FOUNDATION) A frozen hand-washing station. (credit: WESTERN WALL HERITAGE FOUNDATION)
 Kotel detail.  (credit: WESTERN WALL HERITAGE FOUNDATION) Kotel detail. (credit: WESTERN WALL HERITAGE FOUNDATION)
 Man praying alone at the Kotel.  (credit: WESTERN WALL HERITAGE FOUNDATION) Man praying alone at the Kotel. (credit: WESTERN WALL HERITAGE FOUNDATION)
Only the most dedicated worshippers came up to the Temple Mount today. Muslims and Hasidic Jews prayed side by side in the snow. 
Many Jerusalemites are working or learning from home on Thursday and therefore do not need public transport. However, not everyone can stay cozily at home. 
Commuters are waiting for the Jerusalem light rail, come hail, snow, or shine. 
 Passengers getting on and off at the City Hall stop. (credit: ARIEL ZANDBERG) Passengers getting on and off at the City Hall stop. (credit: ARIEL ZANDBERG)
 The Jerusalem light rail.  (credit: ARIEL ZANDBERG) The Jerusalem light rail. (credit: ARIEL ZANDBERG)
The Knesset is covered in white. 
The now snow-covered Knesset.  (credit: ARIK BENDER/MAARIV)The now snow-covered Knesset. (credit: ARIK BENDER/MAARIV)
The ever-bustling Mahane Yehuda is looking more deserted than ever.
 Mahane Yehuda in winter. (credit: Cameron Zaig) Mahane Yehuda in winter. (credit: Cameron Zaig)
One person built a snowman in the shape of a Hamas rocket wrapped in a flag of the terrorist organization on the Temple Mount.
Jerusalem municipality workers and security guards are doing their best to keep drivers and residents safe on icy roads. 
  (credit:  ALON HACHMON/MAARIV) (credit: ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)
 Jerusalem policemen in the snow.  (credit:  ALON HACHMON/MAARIV) Jerusalem policemen in the snow. (credit: ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)
Jerusalem security guard. (credit:  ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)Jerusalem security guard. (credit: ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)
Even our Prime Minister Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog lean into the feeling of childhood wonder that the snow brings.
  (credit:  ALON HACHMON/MAARIV) (credit: ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)
  (credit:  ALON HACHMON/MAARIV) (credit: ALON HACHMON/MAARIV)

Still, the actual young children of Jerusalem are perhaps the most excited of all. 

  (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV) (credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
 A Jerusalem snowman.  (credit: GIL HOFFMAN) A Jerusalem snowman. (credit: GIL HOFFMAN)
 Wine, one of the red pandas at the Jerusalem biblical zoo, plays in the snow during Storm Elpis, January 27, 2022.  (credit: MICHAEL BENBENISTY) Wine, one of the red pandas at the Jerusalem biblical zoo, plays in the snow during Storm Elpis, January 27, 2022. (credit: MICHAEL BENBENISTY)