The view was gorgeous from atop Mt. Arbel. While it was lightly raining, we prayed with breathtaking views of all the other mountains around us and the Kineret just below us. As we finished praying, and the weather cleared up, our friends from the Mandel school pulled up in their van. After some fun games to get us all awake and introduced, we started our decent down Mt. Arbel. The first third down was the most dangerous. The path winded in between stone and on the edge of terrifying drops. Although some were anxious and scared, we all got to the bottom and had a real fun time. After the hike, we drove to Hoshaya and traveled back in time to the Mishna period through stories told by Menachem. We learned the Kosher way to make pita and made some. It was delicious. The best part by far in Hoshaya was the donkey rides. We went along a path in pairs; one guiding the donkey and one riding. We even named them! Unfortunately, Noah and I picked the slowest donkey. Now we are on our way to the holy city of Tzfat where we will have our first Shabbat. I am very excited to celebrate Shabbat with all of my closest friends. Can’t wait for another fun filled day.
Brian Capla, Gross Schechter Day School