TAMID Fellowship 2018: Jerusalem Trip
By: Alex Wineman, University of Michigan
This past weekend, TAMID fellows had the opportunity to travel to Jerusalem. In a city with thousands of years of history, the tour guides packed as much information as they could into two short days. We began our tour of Jerusalem with a visit to the Mount of Olives, followed by an open conversation with the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. After the speech, we wandered the Old City for hours with visits to different shops, the Christian Quarter and the Kotel.
The next day, we ended our trip with a walking tour of Mount Herzl where stories of loved ones and friends were shared. After that, we gathered to eat lunch at the First Station of Jerusalem. Some TAMID Fellows opted to stay for the weekend in Jerusalem. The experience of spending Shabbat in the holiest city in the world is difficult to explain, but something everyone should experience. The feeling of watching people from all over the world converge at the Kotel to sing, to dance, and to pray puts many things in life into perspective. I am lucky I was able to share those moments with the friends I have made on the Fellowship and that TAMID gave us the chance to explore Jerusalem.