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Free Shabbat – Eli Forstadt

iceisrael July 30, 2016

This Shabbat I went to Mitzpei Yericho to stay with a rabbi that I had met at the yeshiva/seminary fair at Yom NCSY. After sleeping until almost noon on Friday, I took a bus into Jerusalem and went to the shuk for the first time which was quite an experience. The pre-Shabbat rush provided a unique experience which was one of my highlights of the weekend. On Shabbat morning, we went to shul which was very quick compared to most shuls in America. After having lunch at my host’s home, I slept for the majority of the afternoon. The view from Mitzpei Yericho at sunset overlooking the city of Jericho, the Dead Sea, and Jordan was beautiful and I’m really glad I was able to spend my free Shabbat here!