CAARI 2008 is coming to a close, but we are still on the go! We began our tour at one of Israel’s most impressive buildings – the Supreme Court. The building, designed by two outstanding architects under the direction of the Rothschild Family, combines design elements such as lines, curves and light with old and new – using Jerusalem stone to interpret old and new, justice and truth, and a passage from the Psalms….“He will lead me in the circles of justice”. One has a special feeling as you walk along the corridors, visiting courtrooms and viewing Israel’s justice system at work.
Our next visit was another place of we can all be proud of – Hadassah Hospital – Ein Kerem. There are several Hadassah members on the trip and Hadassah also sits on JNF – USA’s board. So many new facilities to treat all people! And…..of course, the Chagall Windows are not to be missed.
Our visit to Yad Vashem included a visit to the Museum. There are no words to describe the feelings as one enters this building. We began our tour with a special presentation by the Director of Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project. Several of the CAARI participants are victims and seemed eager to assist in this project.