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Posts Tagged ‘the Wall’

Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 8

Why will this day be different from all other days? Because today is Shabbat in Jerusalem, which is always a totally ‘sababba’ (cool) experience. Tonight we will go back to the Western Wall to celebrate Shabbat. But first we head to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. For those who’ve never…

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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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