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Arrival in Israel!!

Hello Senesh and Senesh Families!

Welcome to our first blog post of Hannah Senesh’s 8th grade 2023 Israel trip! It was a long two days of travel, and a hard day of being archeologists! Everyone was a good sport on little sleep. While we were archeologists at the ancient city of Maresha, we dug, sifted through rubble to find treasures, and uncovered pieces of pottery that hadn’t been touched in 2200 years—since the time of the Maccabees! We then crawled through the very narrow passageways of caves! We had to squeeze our bodies through small tunnels and winding paths. At one point we sang “gesher tzar meod” in the caves and the guide reminded us that the quote means “The whole world is a very narrow bridge, and the most important thing is not be afraid.” It was an incredible experience and a great kick-start to our Israel trip! We are now all experts on ruins from the time of the Maccabees and are excited to share our knowledge with you next Hanukkah! Tonight we are off to stay in Mitzpeh Ramon, in the Negev desert. 

-Nava and Madeleine