Israel Trip Day 2 – Tour of Atlit and Rosh Hanikra
It was 10:00 in the morning; we were outside the detention center waiting for the siren we have learned about all these years- the siren that signals Yom Hashoah. Everything stopped, the cars pulled over, and everybody got out of them. It gave me 1 minute to just think. It was a very peaceful and meaningful time where all I did was stop and remember. After the siren, everything went back to normal and we arrived to the holding facility for the Jewish illegal immigrants who tried to move to Israel.
When we arrived at the detention center, we had a conversation about the Jewish immigrants and we learned new things about why Yom Hashoah is on the 27th of Nissan. After that, we went to the rooms where the immigrants were held- the beds were hard and the rooms were crowded. I can’t picture what it would have been like to have to live there especially after these same people escaped the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Our last destination was Rosh Hanikra, and the view was great! We watched a video about the history, and we learned that every 1,000 years as the water hits the rocks, it shrinks by about 1 meter. We went down to the caves and saw the waves crashing against the rocks and it was awesome. So far the trip has been great, meaningful and I’m excited to see what’s to come!