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Packing & Preparing for a Winter Trip to Jerusalem, Israel

Having spent a significant amount of time in Israel on and off for the past 14 years, I always relished my time spent in Jerusalem. One thing I did not love was the insane temperature swings that came with winter days in the city.

The trick to packing yourself for heading to multiple climates all at once.

I spent ~5 days in Jerusalem 2 weeks ago. The weather was so nice that I only needed a sweater and a light jacket at night, and sometimes without a jacket at all during the day. No rain whatsoever, and quite pleasant.

Now, 2 weeks later, it is snowing (and the streets are flooding in Tel Aviv, whereas last week we had a week straight of sunshine and 70°+ weather).

The trick here is to pack layers of clothes, for multiple climates. You may experience Summer, Spring/Autumn, and Winter within a span of 12 hours.

Make sure to pack:

  • a light jacket / windbreaker
  • scarf & gloves
  • poncho / strong umbrella
  • winter coat
  • waterproof shoes / boots

What are your must-bring items when dealing with such variable climates? Comment below.

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About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

He is passionate about traveling the world, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, hiking, strategy games, and spending time with his friends & family.


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