Day 18 - Netzach - Judd Weinstein and Amy Benson
Today was truly an inspiring experience and a personal highlight for us. We had the unique opportunity to participate in “Dialogue in the Dark” where we physically and metaphorically stepped into the shoes of visually impaired individuals and took part in everyday activities in different environments. From walking on the busy streets to being on a ‘moving’ boat and even purchasing food. At the end of this experience we had the chance to speak to our guide and ask them questions about their own eyesight struggles and other questions we had about everyday life. This opened our minds and allowed us to gain a deeper appreciation of our eyesight and really to just be grateful for what we have.
In the afternoon we visited Beit Halochem - a centre for disabled veteran soldiers that fought and were injured during their service in the IDF. This centre aims at rehabilitating and caring for the individual and families in need. One of the hobbies that the centre offers is wheelchair basketball. We were able to play and it was a very fun and enlightening experience. Additionally, we had the opportunity to meet with some of the disabled veterans and hear their stories and ask questions. It was a real privilege to hear from true heroes and gain inspiration from them stories and incredible resilience and determination.
In the night we meet up with Lehava at their hotel to have dinner and a Chanukah party, with donuts and music.
Today we were given the opportunity to realise how deeply grateful we should be for our health and to appreciate how lucky we are.
Judd Weinstein and Amy Benson