Work, Day 3 and Sfat
Trip Start Aug 29, 2011
28Trip End Oct 02, 2011
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In the morning, I was in a group that was rebagging and retagging some supplies. In the afternoon, I met my new favorite soldier.
On the base, there is a clothing supply room where a girl, Anastasia, seems to work alone, putting sets of clothing and gear together in bags. In the morning, she has a crew of Russian old folks who come in and help her fold and package items. (When we met the Russians and they found out that some of us were from the US, they turned on the faucet, spashed some
That evening's activity was a surprise outing to Sfat. Sfat is one of the Jewish holy cities as it is where a lot of the Kabbalists lived and where many of the books that "govern" Judaism were written. We were there to visit a tour center and then take a tour of some of the famous synagogues in the city.
After the singing, a tour guide gave a talk (mostly in Hebrew) on some of the meaning behind Sfat. He then guided us around the city, taking us outside the Ashkenazi Ari synagogue, a Polish synagogue, and the synagogue/house where the Shulchan Aruch was written. Because it was so late, none of them were open, so we didn't even get to see inside, but we did get to hear stories about each of them. He also gave us a bit of a motivational speech, and then we were on our way back to the base.