Went back to the Kotel. It was such a happy experience, the wonderful feeling of being back. I know I’ll see this place again.
Then took different forms of transportation to the main Shuk. I found another skirt and bought flowers for my friends lovely family. We went to the central bus station of Jerusalem, many people were rushing around as Shabbat would start in just a few hours. When we took a train we ran into another girl from the trip who extend so that was cool!
Then prepared for Shabbat. My friend and I walked over to the local Shul, which is like two minutes from her house and there were so many Jews!! I was overwhelmed at how beautiful this was. Back where I’m from it would usually just be me, the rabbi and a young man (whose younger than me) which can just be depressing. This scene and experience nearly made me cry. Then we ate an amazing shabbat dinner. We finished the evening walking to her friends house and talking with her. She was so sweet and reminded me of my friends back in the states.
Everything about this Shabbat was wonderful. Leaving the Kotel earlier in the day was so peaceful and comforting, not even sure why but yet it felt as though my prayers have been or will be answered. Maybe its the fact that I extended my trip. Who knows. It was beautiful.