Young Ambassadors Update: Day 10

22 Jun

Today we were allowed to sleep in and get breakfast in our pajamas since it was Shabbat. After hanging out at the hotel and having lunch, we walked to the Israel museum where we saw the Dead Sea Scrolls and other sculptures outside, including a bamboo structure that we could climb on. After walking around outside, we went into the inside of the museum where we were able to walk around and see some exhibits; my favorites were the contemporary and impressionist exhibitions. As soon as we were done in the museum, we walked to the Knesset where Boaz told us a little bit about the history of the government of Israel and how it works. We then went and sat in the rose garden of the Knesset and shared our experiences of the previous night at the wall and then went back to the hotel for dinner. After dinner we had a quick havdallah service outside of the hotel; I held the spices, Jamie and Jared tried to keep the candle lit, Boaz held the wine, and Amber played her guitar. After, we had free time on Ben Yehuda street. The whole block was filled with shops, vendors, and street performers. Jamie and I split an amazing falafel from Moshiko. I can’t wait to ride a camel tomorrow!

Maia Z. is a participant on the Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors Teen Leadership Program.

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