Israel Trip- Days 8 & 9

Thursday we gathered for a Bat Mitzvah, a Bar Mitzvah and a naming ceremony at a fantastic overlook over the old city of Jerusalem.

Friday was getting ready for Shabbat, so we visited the great market to buy stuff.

In the evening we gathered for Kabbalat Shabbat overlooking the wall.

Here’s the old city wall as seen as the sun set tonight and the sirens sounded for the beginning of Shabbat.

This group performed wonderful music just before the beginning of Shabbat in a nearby old railroad station that was converted to a mall with shops and restaurants. The music was very different but beautiful, sort of like Spanish sounding.