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Reflections from Masada and the Dead Sea by Ishaan Tantri

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

Today, we visited Masada and the Dead Sea. We took the gondola up to Masada, instead of taking the path up the steep cliff side. At the top,our guide Daniella taught us the story of Masada, in which a rebel group held out against the Romans for months before they committed suicide right before capture. We talked about the bravery of their actions and why this story isn’t more represented in Jewish culture. Before Masada, we went to the Dead Sea. We spread mud on ourselves and jumped into the salty water where we were able to float! It was really fun. I really enjoyed the day and learning about the stories of Jewish culture.


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