Yellow Hammer’s Cliff Sims is on a ten-day educational, cultural, and political trip to Israel. Read Cliff’s explanation of the trip here & see today’s schedule below.
DAY 6: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Hall of Names – memorial to each Jew who perished in the Holocaust
Visit Yad Vashem: Yad Vashem holds the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust. The memorial and museum on Mt. Herzl documents the complicated role that memory of the Holocaust has played in Israeli culture. Renowned educator and historian, Rachel Korazim, will lead our tour.
Visit The Davidson Center: The Davidson Center’s highlight is a three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of the Temple. The visual recreation is based on ancient writings and excavations and was produced by a team from the Department of Urban Simulation at UCLA. Pictures generated every 41 millionths of a second recreate the experience of walking up the staircase to the Temple and through its towering colonnades to stand before the Holy of Holies.
City of David: We will visit the archeological remains deep beneath Jerusalem that tell the story of King David’s conquest of Jerusalem.