Today we went to mount Arbel and went down the cliffside alongside a spectacular view. Many of the group were very hesitant about going down, and part of the climb included holding on to ropes and metal rungs attached to the rock. After a lot of group support we all made it down in one piece. We also went to look at the caves that were occupied by Jews who did not approve of Roman rule.
The next stop was Tzfat for lunch and shopping. This was a great spot to really see and learn about more traditional Jewish culture. We met a man originally from Michigan named Avraham, who had moved to Israel to study Kaballah Judaism. It was very enlightening and gave us great insight into Kaballah studies.
Our last stop was the Jordan river for a swim. Some people tried to go in but the current was too strong so we moved upstream and got to relax. Even though this was fun we all wanted to get back for the World Cup game, which we watched together as the US won!
Tonight we had the opportunity to learn about The Jewish Federation's partnership region, Beit Shemesh. We will be visiting there tomorrow and volunteering at a local school. All-in-all a great day. :)