Further Explorations in Tel Aviv
Today we continued our explorations of Tel Aviv.
In the morning we visited the ANU Museum of the Jewish People, located at Tel Aviv University. This fascinating museum offers a range of exhibits documenting the history, culture, and religion of Jews in Israel and around the world, as well as their contributions to human society. The students got an opportunity to explore everything from ancient times to Seinfeld.
Later in the morning, we head to the beach, where most of us went on a short bicycle tour along the seaside. In addition to getting plenty of sun and fresh air, the students also experienced the thrills of negotiating Tel Aviv traffic.
For lunch, the students wandered the Nachalat Binyamin market in central Tel Aviv. Some ate burgers or fish and chips, some stocked up on snacks for Shabbat, and others practiced their bargaining skills in Hebrew while haggling with vendors at the Art Fair.
In the afternoon, we returned to our hotel and began preparations for the Shabbat.
Asher and Roi's Perspective
Similarly to yesterday, everyone woke up bright and early, ready for another day. After eating breakfast we all went on a bus ride to our next destination, the Museum of the Jewish People, also called "Anu," which means "we" in Hebrew.
In the museum, a guide showed us around a lot of interesting details about Jewish history and culture. We also learned about numerous important Jewish historical figures, from ancient prophets to movie stars. Everyone seemed to especially enjoy learning about Jewish influence in pop culture.
After going to the museum, we took a fun bike ride on the Tel Aviv coast. After that, we went to get lunch near the same shuk we went to yesterday. Later in the day, we went to a synagogue for Erev Shabbat.
Asher G. and Roi Y.