Published: July 17th 2012July 11th 2012
Photo Credit: Omri Maoz
Last week we went to Jerusalem. First stop was the Holocaust Memorial. At the end of the museum memorial, we saw a room filled with books, and each book contained 100 names, and the room was FILLED with books, and a room with some soft playing music with words on the screen. I remember sitting there with Lisa and Rachel Greathouse and we listened to our information players and we just sat there solemly. Easily one of the more touching moments in my life. Later, as we exit from the museum, we were treated with a view of Greater Jerusalem, with trees and a lot of buildings, symbolic of the rubuidling of life. We later went to the Mount of Olives where we got an amazing view of a lot of the city of Jerusalem, including Temple Mount and of course, the iconic Dome of the Rock. We took an amazing group picture there and headed to the hostel for the night. The next day, bright and early, we headed to Temple Mount and were super excited to enter the checkpoint. Unfortunately, Lauren wasn't feeling too well and she couldn't head up, but Lisa stayed behind with her with the medic
End of the museum
Rebuilding of life
to make sure she got better. What a friend! We took a bunch of pictures on Temple Mount, but unfortunately, they wouldn't let us in the Dome of the Rock. A few minutes from there, we walked the Via Dolorosa, and went to an amazing church. Here, the supposed spot of the empty grave lay and we went to some Ethiopian churches as well, it was simply amazing. To end our day, Kerati, Dieter and I had some lunch with the professor and his family and we went to do some shopping in the bazaar. After a long day of haggling, we all boasted over 50% discounts on all the stuff we bought, and hopped on a bus to the next location!
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