We are SO, SO, SO excited to be in our holy city of Yerushalayim!! We got here a couple of days ago, and the already AMAZING experience that has been ICE Israel has been a changed and even more awesome experience ever since… you’ll here more about that in the following blog posts!
In all of the excitement of getting to Jerusalem, there were a couple of things that we did that the blog posts missed out on, so we figured we’ll give y’all an update – earlier this week, we went to Caeserea and got to see what was once the Roman capital of their occupation of the Land of Israel. It was very interesting, and we learned about their way of life, how they interacted with the Jews and vice versa, and about King Herod.
We also had a chance to learn about T’chelet, the mitzvah to add a blue string to our tzit tzit! We got to learn about the snail that we believe was used to make the beautiful indigo blue dye, where it comes from, and then we even got to make our own t’chelet, and go snorkeling in the Mediterranean to find our own snails!
It was a really fun and also interesting day at the same time!