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Day 9: Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut

This has been a very mixed emotional day for us because we had to quickly transition from Yom HaZikaron to Yom HaAtzmaut. In the beginning of the day we met up with our twinning school in Hod haSharon and we watched a tekes (assembly) with them for Yom HaZikaron and had lunch. It was amazing how quickly we bonded with the Israeli kids. Lots of us exchanged contact info and we hope we’ll stay in touch.  We had a very detailed demonstration on how to make our falafel from their principal!

Then we went to ANU, Israel’s museum of the diaspora. It was cool thinking about aspects of Jewish culture like food and the arts.

At night we walked to a Yom Ha’atzmaut party! The music was fun and we were all excited to be loud and to celebrate Israel together.

Beatrix and Emily