Our first Shabbat in Israel included a visit to the Israel Museum, playing American football in the park, Havdalah and an incredible light and sound show at the King of David Tower. The evening brought our first entry into the Old City through the Jaffa Gate. Youngest Son fell asleep in my lap at the outdoor light show - so sweet - he IS only 10 years old.
|Israel Museum - Oldest Son listening to the history of the 2nd Temple looking at model below.|
|It's Kippahs versus Bareheads!|
We started the morning early with a visit to Yad LaKashish. Yad LaKashish achieves the highest level of tzedakah - helping others to help themselves. Seniors work at this non-profit started 50 years ago creating beautiful hand-made items that are sold in their gift shops. And yes, we bought several lovely items including Sam's Tallit cover!
|Seniors at Yad LaKashish proudly show their wares.|
|Youngest Son gets kippah at Yad LaKashish and the Rabbi helps him put it on - very special.|
|Our guide reads from the Tanakh before we enter through the Zion Gate.|
|Youngest Son gets his first view of the Kotel.|
|Youngest Son's pocket is full of Religious School children's wishes to put into the cracks of Western Wall.|
|Lunch in Hurva Square in Jewish Quarter where we had shawarma and schnitzal.|
|Oldest Son looks on at the real Jerusalem from the City of David.|
Perhaps my moment of the heart was in the Tunnel at the Warren's Gate which is the closest point a Jew can get to the Holy of Holies. It is spot women pray for health ... I paused among the few Orthodox women to make a wish for my own health as tears found their way down my cheeks ...
A lovely Moment for Noah posted on Temple Blog - CLICK HERE