On Monday, we visited Har Herzl. This was one of the most impactful experiences for our group. Along with the basic tour, we heard stories from our mifgashim and our Israeli staff. They shared stories of friends, family, and other fallen soldiers who they hold close to their heart. Hearing these stories helped our American participants understand how different their lives are from ours. For the Israelis, it was an important moment to share one of the hardest parts of their life experience with us. This took our already bonded group to a new level of mutual trust and love.
Rabbi Madeline Anderson