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Day 5 (continued) - Shabbat At The Western Wall

Haifa, Israel


Then it was back to Jerusalem along the coast, with a quick stop in Haifa at the Baha'i Gardens and a drive through Tel Aviv.

We made it back well before sundown (Dafna’s fears of traffic were for naught) so after an hour or so at the very crowded hotel pool, Ellery and I changed and headed to the old city and the Western Wall. I really wanted to have an “experience,” to feel something, whatever it is people keep telling me I should feel in Israel. But the bottom line is – nothing. I watched what was going on with the same interest as I watched observances in other countries and I was not moved. Alas.


permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 22, 2008 from Haifa, Israel
from the travel blog: Israel, Jordan and Egypt (2008)
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