Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 6 Memory & Remembrance

We woke up this morning at the Rimonim Jerusalem Hotel with a healthy Israeli breakfast. Israeli breakfast are filled with salads, yogurts, cheeses and more salads. After refueling we attended a lecture with Paul Liptz who spoke about the Israeli political landscape and Israeli society. After the hour long lecture and discussion we loaded up the bus and headed to Yad Vashem (Israel's Holocaust Memorial). This will be a powerful day filled with memory, remembrance and reflection as we remember the 6 million of our people that perished in the Holocaust and make sure that we never forget.

Later this afternoon we will go to Machanei Yehuda, the popular Jerusalem street market, for lunch and get a real taste of Jerusalem life pre-Shabbat. We are looking forward to welcoming in Shabbat this evening here in Jerusalem, a festive Shabbat meal and oneg afterwards. Shabbat will provide us a much needed time for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation of our physical and spiritual selves.

More to come...

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