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Checking on the Weather…

I have no idea if today is a typical July day in any of these places, but since I did this most of last summer and found it moderately entertaining, I thought I'd keep it up (publicly) this year... mostly, my goal is to convince myself that Israeli weather is bearable.  So far, I’m not too sure.









Today’s Temperature

30° 28° 35° – high heatwave predicted for the weekend 28°

Today’s Humidity

59% 53% 26% – it’s a dry heat 39%
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So there you have it, folks!  For comparison, in Jerusalem, it’s currently 28°, with a humidity of 51%.  In Eilat, it’s 41°, but the humidity is only 24%.

There’s a section in Happy Hints for a Successful Aliyah dealing with weather.  She says it takes about 2 years to get used to Israel’s weather, and even then, there are times you really don’t.

The book – one of two, the other is To Dwell in the Palace, which is more essay-length – is quite out of date, with sections on getting a telephone, for instance; it’s also pre-Nefesh b’Nefesh, so there are no references to that organization at all and lots of information about gathering your aliyah paperwork and the various people you have to meet with and take it to that I’m sure no longer applies).  But there are some things that never change, and it’s extremely well-written.  Hard to believe I bought it 20 years ago… it would be a terrible cliché to say “how time flies,” but I won’t.  I’ll just get going on The Rest of My Life, how’s that?

What books helped you through the aliyah experience???

1 comment:

  1. I found "To Dwell in the Palace" to be very inspiring. I must have also bought my copy about 20 years ago :-).

    The main difference between summer weather in TO and Israel is the consistency. In Israel you can wear sandals from Pesach to Succot. No cool days, no rain - just heat. The weather forecast is a bit hotter and bit less hot.

    I actually like the predictability. You never have to check whether you need an umbrella/rain coat and closed shoes. Also, there are no rainy Shabbatot that have to be spent indoors.


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