|Really neat candle|
Yikes, where has the time gone? I wish I had something exciting to show that I'd made over the past week, but I've been doing other non-crafty things and have only made a pair of pants that are not finished yet. And it is the Jewish New Year so Shana Tovah! I'm going to show you some pictures from when I went to Israel two and a half years ago. It was an amazing trip, but jet lag is no fun at all when you have to go back to classes a day after you got back.
|First view of Israel through the bus window|
A very emotional part of the trip was visiting Yad Vashem. The way the museum is set up is in a zig zag pathway where you can only go forward or turn around. The end of the building (the triangle shaped building in the picture) opens out on to an amazing view that I wish I had gotten a picture of. A description of the building from the The Holocaust History Museum
A central 180-meter walkway (prism) was built with exhibition galleries on either side. Between the exhibition galleries are impassable gaps extending along the breadth of the prism floor. These gaps constitute a physical obstacle, guiding the visitor into the adjacent galleries, yet always enabling eye contact with either end of the prism.It was an amazing place full of artifacts, stories, memories and much more of those who survived and those who perished and I really learned a lot from the visit. Yes, you do learn about the Holocaust in grade school, but there is so much that is left out.
|The Dead Sea|
|Small scale model of what ancient Jerusalem and the temple looked like|
|In the wading pool during 40 something degree weather|
|Never found it|
|It looked fine until he bit into it|