Day 10, January 17

Thursday ~ Free day ~  Today was a free day to explore Jerusalem or take an excursion. The group mass was at Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel. Some went to Herodian and the Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, where they met with an actual Holocaust survivor, Hannah Pik who knew Anne Frank as a child. A large group went back to the Galilee to Mt. Tabor for mass at the Church of the Transfiguration. In the evening we visited the Kotel or Rabbinical Tunnels that run underground along the wall of the Temple Mount. In the tunnels, we walked on the street level from the 1st century, a true time capsule.