DAY 8
Monday 30th March
Day 8
We will start the day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, honouring the memory of the 6-million Jews who died in the Holocaust. Lunch will be followed by another moving experience as we visit the Friends of Zion Museum, a $50-million multi-media memorial to Christians who loved the Jewish people, often to the point of risking their lives.

We will then travel across the city to the Western Wall. Here you will be able to share some quiet time of reflection and prayer, before we move on to the Arabic market at the Jaffa gate, for that last-minute souvenir.

After dinner, you are invited by Ward Simpson to ‘Change the World’. We will gather together for an evening of vision sharing and ministry with the GOD TV Team and special guests. Lindell Cooley will lead worship, as we celebrate together, looking back over the last few days in the Holy Land. What a joy to be revived, encouraged and empowered in our faith.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem

Israel's official memorial to the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis is powerful, poignant and a masterpiece of design. The museum's name was taken from Isaiah 56:5 and means ‘a memorial and a name’.

As well as honouring the names of those killed, Yad Vashem's research centre continues to work tirelessly to record the names of victims who were not survived by anyone to mourn them. It serves to both document their stories and to impart their legacy for future generations.

Its location is a hillside site on Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem’s Mount of Remembrance. Tree-studded walkways lead visitors through a sprawling complex of museums, outdoor monuments, exhibition halls, an archive, a library and other resource centres extending over 18 hectares.

One avenue is lined with plaques bearing the names of many thousands of non-Jews who risked their own lives to rescue Jews from the Nazis. They are honoured as the “Righteous Among the Nations”.

Yad Vashem’s history museum, a long corridor with stark walls of reinforced concrete, is carved into the mountain. Ten exhibition halls each focus on a different chapter of the Nazi Holocaust that began in 1933.

A visitor to the museum begins underground and walks upwards. The exit involves stepping from a dark corridor into daylight, on a balcony overlooking the Jerusalem valley. The symbolism represents the passage of the Jewish people through the dark days of the Holocaust to the light of Israel.

Friends of Zion
Friends of Zion Museum

Located in the heart of Jerusalem, the Friends of Zion Museum brings stories of love and heroism to the world. Magnificently told using ground-breaking technology found nowhere else in the nation, visitors experience the unfolding story as though stepping back in time. Accompanied by a moving original musical score, fantastic surround sound, lighting second-to-none and interactive displays that appear to come to life before your very eyes, the Friends of Zion Museum is a once in a lifetime experience for audiences from around the world. Visitors enter a whole new world, where they meet the biblical figures, academics, businessmen, and military officials who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples. The whole experience is an uplifting event that will not only teach you about this miraculous country, and God’s protection of it, but will leave you inspired to emulate past Christian heroes with your own commitment to protect “the apple of God’s eye.”

Western Wall
The Western Wall

nown by many names; the Kotel, the Wailing Wall and Wailing-place of the Jews, the Western Wall is Judaism’s holiest place. Part of the retaining wall erected by Herod the Great in 20 BC to support the vast plaza on which he rebuilt the Temple, it is venerated as the sole remnant of the Temple.

The wall and the plaza in front of it form a permanent place of worship, a site of pilgrimage for Jews and a focus of prayer — often petitions written down and placed between the huge stones. 

Orthodox Jewish men, fully bearded and garbed in black, bowing their heads as they read and pray from the Torah, are a common sight.

It is also the place where Jews down the ages have expressed their grief over the destruction of the Temple, their anguish giving the wall another name — the Wailing Wall. But the wall is also a place for celebrations, especially of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (coming-of-age ceremonies for Jewish sons and daughters).In the exposed part of the Western Wall today, the seven lowest layers of stones are from Herod’s construction. Most of these stones weigh between two and eight tons. Above these are stones placed in later centuries, replacing those forced out when the Romans put down a Jewish revolt by sacking Jerusalem and destroying the Temple in AD 70.

In the time of Christ a deep valley, spanned by bridges, ran beside the Western Wall and eight more levels of stones were visible. Through the centuries this valley, the Tyropoeon, has been progressively filled in with masonry and rubble.

Mark 13:1 recounts that one of Jesus’ disciples exclaimed to him as they left the Temple: “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Jesus replied: “Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

In Scripture:

Solomon builds the Temple: 1 Kings 5-6

Jesus foretells the destruction of the Temple: Mark 13:1-8

Jaffa Gate
Old City Souk

Sprawling through the Christian and Muslim quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City is the Arab Souk (market). This market has been around since the Ottoman Era and today features a paradox of traditional items and kitschy souvenirs. Not only is this generally the cheapest place to purchase gifts, but it is also the home to some well-known delicious eateries. Haggling is expected here, so this is a chance to practice your negotiating skills.

Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

Friends of Zion Museum
Western Wall
Jaffa Gate
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