|Beit El, thanks Miriam|
Who’s to blame for the fact that cities like Jerusalem and Safed were cut off from the rest of the country for more than two days, and that thousands were forced to find alternative housing for the weekend because they had no heat or electricity? We can blame whomever we want – but the main culprit here seems to be the storm.
Commuters who mistook Thursday afternoon’s precipitation respite as a green light to drive into Jerusalem are the ones who had to abandon their vehicles when they couldn’t get home in the evening.
Those same vehicles prevented the snow plows mobilized in and out of the city from clearing the roads.
And when trees and branches fall, electricity is bound to falter, despite the best-intended contingency plans.