Day 5: Part 2

In the evening, we left for a walk. We walked through the Armenian, Christian and Muslim quarters on our winding way through the old city. We passed many other Jews walking throughout the city. We eventually made our way to the tomb of King David  in the Jewish quarter. This spot is extremely holy for Christians and Muslims as well as Jews. There were many Chasidim celebrating Shavuot around the building that stands above the tomb. We then made our way to an outdoor mall not too far from our hotel. On our way throughout the mall, we passed buildings that were made of old stone bricks. Each brick was labeled. We then found out that these buildings, which predate modern Israel, were disassembled, piece by piece, labeled, then reassembled a few years ago within the mall. We spent about an hour and a half in the mall. We got ice cream, and shopped. The confirmation class found the gift that will be presented to the congregation upon our return.  It was very interesting to see shops that we recognized from the U.S., such as Nike and american Eagle, right next to stores that sold judaica.

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