Last Day in the J-Ru :)
Trip Start Jan 03, 2011
38Trip End Mar 26, 2011
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So our time in Jerusalem has been totally phenomenal. It has absolutely lived up to my expectations and I have loved every minute of it. It’s definitely been my favorite place that we have visited thus far, and I’m a little sad to leave today. But I’m also excited about the rest of our trip and all the places we will be going. I’m especially excited to go down to the Arava Kibbutz in the Negev desert (IT WILL BE WARM!:)) and then to Nazareth up in the Galilee area. We took a day trip a few days ago down to Sderot, which is an Israeli town right on the border with Gaza, for a conference about bringing peace to the relationship between Israel and Gaza. The conference was ok, but man oh man, the countryside on the drive down was BEAUTIFUL! It was mostly farmland, but there were trees and greenery, and I just couldn’t stop staring out the window! So I hope that the Arava Kibbutz looks similar, plus the weather down there was beautiful!! So I’m excited about that.
So our last few days here in Jerusalem have been great, and I even made it back to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall one more time just to soak it all in again. I just love it over there, the Muslim buildings are beautiful, and the people watching at the Western Wall is amazing! I put up some pictures of some of the people walking around near the wall, so awesome! We’ve also had meetings with an organization that works with victims of terrorist attacks, a class on Judaism at a rabbinical school, a meeting with the founder of Breaking the Silence (an organization that speaks out on some of the more extreme problems with the Israeli Army), and a variety of other organizations. We’ve heard all kinds of different perspectives on the situation here, and it’s been so fascinating. All in all, I just love this city and I really hope to come back someday!
Only 5 weeks left, gotta keep soaking it up!
Click Here for my pictures in Jerusalem!!! Enjoy!