Creating my blog was far less messy than swimming in the Dead Sea. As you can see from the picture above, things got pretty muddy in Israel. I wanted to include some pictures from my trip to Israel with Birth Right. I traveled with the Mayanot program this past May and had one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Pictured below is my note in the Western Wall. People leave notes of prayer in the cracks of this holy wall in hopes that God will answer them. This wall is such a sacred place that it is even frowned upon to ever let your back be facing it. People have to literally walk away from the wall, backwards. I wrote a really special note but am sad to say that the opportunity I asked God for went unanswered, which makes me question the validity of this prayer process.
Back on to the assignment topic, I have created a Tumblr in the past and I had an Xanga when I was in high school. This blog site seems to be a little more customizable from my previous experience with the older formats on those blog sites. I am struggling a little with the randomness of these posts. I would like to make the entire blog focused on one topic that I am knowledgeable in to make a concise blog that could be used in real life. At first I thought that we would be choosing topics we enjoy and may even specialize in to share with our classmates. The lack of topic consistency makes me shiver due to my minor case of O.C.D.
To conclude my post, I want to share a photo of the water tunnel that was created underground to bring water from the outer edges of the City of David to the city center. This was necessary because the city center was under constant attack from enemies. This water tunnel was detrimental to the fate of the Israelis. We had the opportunity to walk through this tunnel which was both a very claustrophobic and amazing experience. The water is clean and cool but the walls and ceiling surrounding it are small and limiting.