Over my free weekend, I stayed with relatives in Jerusalem. It wasn’t your typical visit, because my relatives only spoke Russian and Hebrew, and I’m not the best at either. Although it was difficult, I managed to communicate with them and speaking a different language turned out to be really interesting. On Friday, I went to Ben Yehudah Street with two friends of mine whom I hadn’t seen in almost three years. Reuniting with them was so amazing and I had been waiting for that moment for a very long time. On Shabbat, I caught up on my sleep and over the course of the day, I stayed home with my relatives and they told me what living in Jerusalem is like. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I enjoyed it very much.
– Rachelle Guy