2022 Israel Study Tour: Day #14 (Last Entry)

Ben Smietana

Last Day in Israel

It was our last day in Israel before heading home. 

The day started with a hike down Mount Arbel. At the top of the mountain we saw stunning views of the Kineret, and as we made our way down we saw the ruins of the ancient fortress where Israelite rebels made a last-ditch stand against King Herod in the first century C.E. The climb itself included an exhilarating descent along steep cliff edges. 

Next we visited the holy city of Safed, which was historically the center of Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah. Today it has also become an artists' colony. The students enjoyed shopping along the narrows streets filled with shops and galleries. 

After a pizza lunch, we headed back to Tel Aviv and ran smack into an epic traffic jam. We had just enough time to eat a farewell dinner in Tel Aviv, go to our Covid testing site, and wade through the teeming crowds at Ben Gurion Airport before finally heading home!

It was an exciting, enlightening, and rewarding trip for all of us, one that we will no doubt always remember!

Ben S.


Noah and Aleko's Summary

Today was the last day of our trip. We began our day with a treacherous but scenic hike down Mount Arbel, with incredible view of the fields and villages below us. While hiking, we spotted various animals and plants native to the area. 

After the hike, we drove to Safed and had a quick lunch break followed by an exciting escape room experience. 

At the end of the day, we headed back to Tel Aviv for Covid testing and a farewell dinner with the madrachim

Noah W. and Aleko K.

 

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