Day 7: Patriarchs, Kings & Prophets
Today, you encounter Old Testament history, the stories of the patriarchs, kings, and prophets. The Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. The City of David. Hezekiah’s tunnel. The prominent people of the Old Testament lived so long ago, and yet their stories now seem so accessible, so concrete. No longer mythic characters. These are ancestors. Next, you head to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, a tribute to Jewish ancestors who lived more recently. You see firsthand the horrific reality of genocide and the societal conditions that made it possible, and you resolve never to let this happen again.