This was a day of amazement and searching as we explored over 2300 years of Jewish History. From our tour of the ammunition factory at the Ayalon institute, to our dig at Beit Gvurin, we explored the British Mandate period and then the time of the Maccabeus. Seem like a lot; well you have not heard it all.
We then spend tie with the Israeli youth of Kehilah Kol Hanishma in Jerusalem. Our youth found it both exciting and challenging. Cantor and I were not prepared for the extreme passion that many of the teens had. Was everything Israel Centric. Many youth felt their own commitment to Israel and Judaism was in question. Must everything be centered on Israel and their time in service? It was as if their commitment to the state was needed to be thanked for our very survival. Stay tuned, the kids are looking forward to their next meeting on Friday night, which will be a program, tiffilah and dinner qt guest homes. Our kids want the chance to talk about their commitment to Canada. Are we Canadian, Jews or Canadian Jews? One thing for certain, the thought juices were flowing.