Snowed In


Update 2/11/10:

Today I’m writing after phase II of Snowmageddon, which has left a total of 55″ of snow, thousands of people (still) without power, and streets buried in snow. Some say the last time DC experienced this much snow was in the late 1700’s. Thank G-d – this time we did not lose electricity.

We recognize the blog has been a little silent lately. With our participation at the Hashivenu forum aside, this was partly due to our being a little buried in snow …

Last Friday, February 5th the mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast was hit by a huge storm that has since been called a number of creative names …. Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, Snotorious B.I.G., Flurricane, Snoverkill, etc.

Our power went out almost immediately Friday evening and we had no power for four days (until Monday). So we spent our weekend primarily cold and in the dark. The storm brought with it over two feet of snow, crippling businesses and schools across the DC metro area.


And now, we are currently experiencing part II of the storm. Beginning yesterday (Tuesday), another storm is hitting us with high winds and more snow. In fact, the prediction is for another foot of snow on top of what we already have. So here we are, snowed in another day …

We’re definitely looking forward to some sense of normalcy … and sunshine!


About Rabbi Joshua

I'm a Rabbi, writer, thinker, mountain biker, father and husband ... not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I'm just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff. I have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers, and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner. In addition to being the Senior Rabbi of Beth Emunah Messianic Synagogue in Agoura Hills, CA, I write regularly for several publications and speak widely in congregations and conferences. My wife is a Southern-fried Jewish Beltway bandit and a smokin' hot human rights attorney... and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
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1 Response to Snowed In

  1. judeoxian says:

    He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up the breezes, and the waters flow.

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