Monday, April 11, 2016

Jerusalem, by Zoe Moskowitz

April 11, 2016
By: Zoe Moskowitz

Today we explored the Old City of Jerusalem. First, we visited a school in Jerusalem, called Resheet. We met with 5th and 6th graders, they made a presentation, in English, about their huge greenhouse. Together we did some activities that had to do with their garden, and we got to converse with them about ourselves. We had a delicious lunch of falafel or meat. Then we were off the the Old City. We rushed into the the Western Wall for a tour of the underground tunnels. There we learned about the architecture of the Temple Mount and the historical timeline. We got to travel along the part of the the wall that was built all around, so it wasn't visible from the outside. While traveling through these tunnels we learned about the placement of the Beit HaMikdash, and we got to go to the place that was closest the the Holy of Holies. After the conclusion of our tour, we got to the walk around the Western Wall for a bit, and connect with G-D. 

In the afternoon, we walked to the City of David. We were overcome with energy, and we bought some ice cream. Before going on our tour, we watched a 3D movie about the City of David which explained the timeline of the city,  After the movie, Shlom Tzoin took us on a short tour of the Ancient City. We then entered the water tunnels and walked through a tiny tunnel, in the dark, filled with water. Even though if was scary at first, we soon forgot all of our fears because it was so cool. After departing from the tunnels, we went to dinner at Big Apple Pizza. There we got to see our Benot Sherut from last year, Naama and Michal. As we walked though the hotel, we were already dreaming.


  1. Great description of entering the City of David and being over some with energy. What an extraordinary time!

  2. The closing of your post reminded me of this: "When God brings about the return to Zion, we were like dreamers. Then our mouths will be filled with laughter and our tongues with joyous song.” (Psalm 126:1-2) Sounds like a great day!