MOTL Youth Blog 2018
Memories & reflections from the 2018 youth delegation
Waking up to the sight of the Sea of Galilee is something one cannot describe. The fresh smell in the air is inexplicable. It felt especially great since we had been awake since 7am .
Off to the Hate Industry Museum . Shortly after we arrived , we were all standing in complete silence , while the siren rang for the whole of Israel to remember the fallen soldiers . The sound reverberated through our ears and throughout our entire bodies . What an amazing experience to be in Israel during Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut . The museum was well set out and various things caught my eye immediately . The images gave me a different feeling , as we were standing in those specific places just a week before . Our tour guide included many quotes relating to the Holocaust throughout the tour , which really impacted my views about certain situations and the way in which we should go about doing things in a positive manner . One that really touched me was , “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil , but by those who watch them without doing anything .” - Albert Einstein .
Jerusalem, here we come ! Once we had arrived at the hotel and all got ready for the party ahead of us , we left for Ben Yehuda Street . What an amazing vibe ! People from all over the world were dancing , singing and celebrating in the streets of Jerusalem . The amount of people celebrating all around us gave me goosebumps . What a privilege to be part of this joyous occasion . Happy 70th Birthday , Israel !