For the fifth year in a row, students in the Nechalim Yeshiva high school embarked last week on a march to Jerusalem, in advance of Jerusalem Day, celebrated today (Sunday).
The traditional program of the students marching to Jerusalem on foot allows them to have as close an experience as possible to the traditional pilgrimage, which took place to Jerusalem during the period of the Holy Temple. The pilgrimage took place during the holidays of Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot.
The march on foot to Jerusalem is also meant to teach the students that the liberation of Jerusalem by IDF forces in 1967 was not an easy task. The school’s administrators believe that something that is learned physically – the march to Jerusalem – will eventually be transferred to the heart.