I’d like to tell you about a great day that we had yesterday. We began the day with a great breakfast at the Hotel Lavi to nourish our appetites for food, then headed to Tel Dan on a gorgeous hike by the Dan River, Israel’s most powerful river. That was fun. Then, our amazing tour guide, Rafi, pulled out a Tanach, and we learned some Torah – the story of how the kingdom of Shlomo HaMelech split into two kingdoms, Israel in the north, and Judea in the south. We learned about these things here because they happened here, in the area surrounding our hike! That really brought the story alive in a way it never had when we learned it in America because we were learning our history where it happened!
After that, we went to Tel Chai, the site of the first time the Jews defended themselves in the land of Israel since times of old!
Finally, we ended the day at the Maimonides Heritage Center and the actual kever of the Rambam. There were also Tannaim and Ammoraim from the Mishna and Gemarrah buried there, too! Even though an activity like this might seem boring at first, it let us connect to our past in a way like never before!