Day 2: Jerusalem If I Forget You

15 Jun

imageToday we went to the Old City of Jerusalem. Our first stop was the city of David and we viewed his tomb. From there it was a short walk to ancient water tunnels that run underneath the city. The tunnel was very narrow and was filled with running water up to our ankles and at times our waist. Afterwards, we took the bus to the Shuk and split up into groups of three and explored for two hours what it is like to shop before Shabbat. We tasted many different foreign foods, mostly falafel. We walked back to the hotel from there and had time to rest before Shabbat began. We went to the Kotel (The Wall) which was such a powerful experience. It was amazing how many people were gathered there and the energy given off made it even more meaningful. We walked back to the hotel through empty streets with other Jews who were on their way to Shabbat dinners just like us. It was a long and exhausting day but extremely rewarding.
By: Sydney Ralph – Bob Malkin Young Ambassador

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