Next, we saw a great music group and got to sing, dance, and make beats together. Everyone was laughing and jumping around while making beats and whatnot. It was so fun.
At night, we said some prayers and sang as a group to end Shabbat, and then we went to visit Ben Yehuda street, which Shirly described as the "State Street of Jerusalem." This street is lined with many shops and restaurants, and is very lively at night. I had the best falafel of my life at Moshiko, where a lot of the group went to grab dinner. Some people had to wait over a half hour in line for food, but it was definitely worth it. :)
We began today by visiting arguably one of the most important sites in the State of Israel, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Shoshana, an official museum tour guide, who led us on a truly humbling three hour tour of the museum. Following the completion of the tour, we had a group discussion overlooking Jerusalem about each of our personal experiences in this museum. Everyone had a different take away from the experience, but one thing was clear, we must never forget the atrocities that occurred.
The river we rafted down was awesome. Beautiful setting, lots of people, and if you had it in you, you could even jump off trees into the river.We then continued on our way to a river where we were set to go rafting. The river we rafted down was awesome. Beautiful setting, lots of people, and if you had it in you, you could even jump off trees into the river.
So far, it has been a splendid time meeting everyone from our bus from all around the US and the Israelis that are along for the ride as well. The Israelis help make our experience more authentic and memorable and are doing a great job of doing so.