Posts Tagged ‘Old City’

IDF paratrooper Zach Herschfus in the field during a training exercise.

Our Secret Weapon

Zach Herschfus Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] Unity is the strongest force the Jewish people have. I drafted as a Lone Soldier to the Paratroopers Unit of the Israel Defense Forces in March 2017. After months of challenging training, I now participate in patrols and missions that help ensure the safety and…

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People praying at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 9

It’s 5:15 am, dark and quiet. I am walking alone through the Old City, heading to the Western Wall for a special ‘sunrise’ Kabbalah service. Cantor Smolash will be there. He told us about it last night and invited everyone to meet him in the lobby at 4:20 am, to which everyone naturally laughed. But…

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Israeli flags are at half mast for Yom HaShoah in Israel. Yom Hashoah in Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 7

It’s strange. Everyday we seem to experience something that feels like the ultimate ‘wow’ moment, and then the next day our ‘wow’ moment is even bigger. That’s exactly the feeling today. Today is a ‘Yom HaShoah Day’, Israel’s annual day to remember the 6,000,000 Jews lost in the Holocaust. Every year on this day, at…

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Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel during Shavuot the Jewish holiday

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 5

If it’s Tuesday this must be…hmmm…not really sure where we are. Northern Israel, I think, and today we’re finally heading to Jerusalem, the beating heart of Israel. On the way we stop at the Orde Wingate Children’s Village, an educational housing and healing center on top of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was…

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