13 Tevet, 5773
From Israel to the USA, lives have been battered and endangered by snowstorms. Property has been destroyed, lives altered in serious, lasting ways.
The news has its upbeat side, too: Several thousand Israeli homes have had electricity restored, babies were born after pregnant moms were safely evacuated to hospitals, stranded motorists received safe shelter and food, and Israel's soldiers are helping wherever they can. They've spread across the map. WOW.
While all this was going on, people faced fears, misery (cold, hunger and health matters among them) and uncertainty.
Many of them focused on the improvements going on or about to happen. Some people indulged in delightful memories of having been helped some time ago.
The people providing necessary help did it despite their personal inconvenience.
Here are photos of Israel's rare winter storm of note.
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