These past few days have been a whirlwind, and we’ve barely had time to sit down to blog. Today is day 4 in Jerusalem. We’ve had an amazingly busy time. On day 1, we left Ashkelon early, and arrived in Jerusalem. We went to the Tower of David Museum and saw a breathtaking view of the Jewish quarter, and the whole city. Doron explained to us that you can see all of the major religious sites from the roof of the museum. It is so interesting that so many different religions reside in the most important religious city in Judaism. He also explained that we need to understand the beauty of Jerusalem past just what we are seeing. For us, it is really easy to get to Jerusalem and Israel by just sitting on a plane and then taking a bus from our hotel. However, part of the beauty of the city is found in remembering all of the people who died and suffered for the Jewish people to prosper and eventually make it to the land where we are standing. To celebrate that, we said the Shehechiyanu to begin our journey through Jerusalem.
Later that day, we visited the Kotel. That was a very emotional experience for me. As soon as we walked to the wall, I was overcome with emotions. It is hard to say exactly what I was feeling. Part of me was sad, thinking about all of the people who have died for the Jewish people to remain a unit. On the other hand, I think the major emotion I was feeling was thankfulness. I felt so lucky to be a part of a group of people and a religion that has remained