We went to 3 of the 4 holiest cities in one day. We had the most amazing breakfast in Tiberias. We learned that being mean or upset is exhausting, and when you embrace Chesed (kindness), it puts you in a good mood. This was amazing and true. I am passionate about doing random acts of kindness, and when I do, it feels incredible, giving to others even when unexpected. When we do good deeds, there is a ripple effect, and we then create a cycle of kindness towards others. We also learned that the Torah leads us to many questions. The questions help us learn and understand the story of our heritage a little bit better.
We shopped, ate in Tsfat and toured the Mikvah. Nili Couzens and Elisheva did a fantastic job of explaining the Mikvah! They provided snacks, gave us a tour, and even showed us accommodations for those physically challenged. They spoke about the importance of spiritual connections and how that can benefit relationships.
We toured the city and learned to think outside the box. Do you know what 9+5 is? 3 (think about it). I got choked up for a minute at the temple. The music and the message of “be the change you want to see in the world” really helped me connect issues I experienced in the past, and made me think about how I want to live and continue to model positive behaviors to my family.
We then made the 3-hour drive to Jerusalem. We entered the city singing and then enjoyed dinner at the old train station. It was amazing to connect with some new friends. I can’t wait to explore the city more tomorrow.
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