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Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
... Philadelphia who lost his life during the war in Lebanon, and then concluded with kaddish, a prayer for IDF soldiers read by March of the Living and NCJHS alumna Amit Ninary who is currently an active soldier in the IDF and then Hatikvah.
Tomorrow we will hear from more soldiers, all who made Aliyah and most of whom are from the United States as to what this day means to them and why they made the decision to join the ...
... been, but it was the only place we knew of that we could definitely dance. And
dance we did!!!! Columbia Law School had actually rented out the place and had
hired a drag show for the night. We kind of took over, however, and people from
our group were pulled up on stage and it was really fun and crazy. We all
danced the night away and Erin and I returned home around 1am. It was fun, but
again we were so tired that it was hard to get really into it!
... allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem and gave them money to rebuild the temple. The Assyrians debased the temple. The Maccabees fought them and established the Hasmonean empire which lasted 400yrs. The Romans came and Herod improved the temple to the height of its glory.
The second temple was destroyed in the year 70 by the Romans. They were demanding greater and greater tribute, the Jews revolted and so the destroyed ...
... sessions of parliament are broadcast to all over the parliament’s own television station. Also, we were free to take photos in the building. Moishe Segal, born in 1885 in Belarus, was a famous artist commonly known as Marc Chagall. We met up with some of his work in this building. In the Assembly Hall are three large mural-like tapestries designed by Chagall. In a symbolic style Chagall has recreated episodes in ...
... in access to the Kotel for most of recorded history, particularly under Moslem rule. On several occasions the Ottoman Empire guaranteed the Jewish right to pray at the Kotel, although access to the Wall gradually was restricted by the building of homes quite close to the Wall itself, called “The Moroccan Quarter.” The pictures of the Kotel in that era show a narrow passageway, unpaved, with about 4 meters of space before the Wall itself.