Tiyul 2019: Days 2 & 3 | Mount of Olives and Jerusalem
Jenna, Mollie, Josh
Jenna, Mollie and Josh
Day 3 of the trip started off pretty early. We packed up, ate breakfast and were on the bus by 8:30 in the morning to head to Jerusalem. We sat by point person groups for the hour-long ride through the countryside. 
We arrived at the Mount of Olives for a beautiful view of the city of Jerusalem. It was a great picture opportunity. We also said the shehecheyanu and celebrated our first moments together overlooking the ancient city. We ate an energizing snack and drank grape juice to prepare for the day ahead. 
Next, we visited Yad Vashem. This was a great opportunity for us to learn more about our shared Jewish history. It was a unique opportunity to see artifacts and connect them to what we had learned in history class. We were able to connect the ideas we learned about in history class to the things that we saw in the museum. The one light shining into the mirrors in the children's memorial was a powerful experience. It showed how many future generations were extinguished because of one child dying. 
For lunch, we went to the Machane Yehuda Market, where we had the freedom to walk around with our friends and explore Israeli culture. We ate falafel, shawarma, and rugalach. 
We checked into our next hotel, Ramat Rachel. We are currently on our way to the Kotel for our first Shabbat in Israel. Shabbat shalom!