Last night, my parents and I went to the see the sound and light show at the Tower of David Museum. This was one of the remaining things on my list of things I really wanted to do while in Jerusalem. It was as amazing as I had anticipated and it opened my eyes to the vast history of the city.
We walked through the courtyard to get to where the show would be happening and throughout different areas they had smaller light demonstrations happening. Seeing what someone can do with light was a little surreal to see. Most were moving and showed moments in history. The images on the rocks were really beautiful and captivating to watch.
Once the show actually started it became even more amazing. The way they linked the music and the lights was so well done. The scenes they showed blew my mind a little as they went through the entire history of Jerusalem. When they showed the destruction with images of fire burning and soldiers marching through the city it was projected all over the inner walls of the tower. I can only describe it as a chilling sensation.
While watching this display, I couldn’t help but connect to the history and destruction of the city that is so alive today. Getting the chance to see the Tower Of David and the Old City by night was an experience I have never had before. Seeing the lights stretch out before me for miles showed me how expansive the old city has become and how much Jerusalem has developed these past few years. It really says a lot about our strength as Jewish people and our ability to come back better than before. The show made the history much more real for me and in a way clarified a lot of what I learned in eighth grade. Getting this new outlook on a whole era of Judaism and Israel’s history was a great experience. It also reminded me that a new outlook on things helps us appreciate it more.