Saby & Rosi Behar YEHUDI Fellowships – Journey to Poland – Day 3 – Lublin / Majdanek / Lezajsk

Sunrise in Lublin

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Breakfast of champions

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Morning learning in Chachmei Lublin

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“Man with the Plan”

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The learning continues on the bus…!

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At the entrance of Majdanek
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The stones begin to fall
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False hope
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The road ahead
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Showers and screams
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Touching the walls
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Standing United
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……and what He does is ALL good!

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YEHUDI drone stills of Majdanek
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On the bus to Lezajsk
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Outside of Reb Elimelechs Tzion
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The Tisch!
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The YEHUDI Kallah!
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After 1,600 blessings!

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Celebrating Lag B’omer
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Gary Yarus, Founding Patron of YEHUDI
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Lag B’omer bonfire
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Arrived in Rzeszow
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Dinner….YEHUDI style
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Tomorrow we head up to Krakow

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Saby & Rosi Behar YEHUDI Fellowships – Journey to Poland – Day 2 – Treblinka / Tykocin

Sunrise in Warsaw
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Best Shakshuka in Poland!
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Living Room learning session with Rabbi Berkman
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We’ll miss the Hilton!
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Entering Treblinka
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The tracks leading to the gateways of death.
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Mommy…please don’t leave me…
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Gam ki eilech…
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Zeh hashar l’hashem, tzadikim yavau bo.
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Ani maamin
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Am yisrael chai!
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Placing our stones from Jerusalem on our cities
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YEHUDI drone footage of Treblinka
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Outside the synagogue in Tykocin
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Inside the beautiful sanctuary
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Gary Yarus, YEHUDI Founding Patron and great grandson of Rabbi Eliyahu Koppelman, Rabbi of the Tykocin synagogue (circa 1895).
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Tara!
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The boys;)
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Dericks grandgather…
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The similarities are eerie…
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Entering the forest of Lopuchowa
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Kever achim
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Downtime on the bus
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The Tommy Dance Show
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Dinner at the Luxor
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Tomorrow….Lublin!

Saby & Rosi Behar YEHUDI Fellowships – Journey to Poland – Day 1 – Warsaw

Warsaw from the sky

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Landed!

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Arriving the airport

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YEHUDI welcome sign!

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First stop – Warsaw cemetery

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Underneath the cemetery….trenches

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A tribute to the young breadwinners of the ghetto

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Janusz Korjack…a selfless hero

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Esperando…a language to unite

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The Umshlagplatz…where it all began…where it all ended….

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The pathway of heroes

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Bobby and his drone!

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Milla 18

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Checked into the Hilton…Dinner!

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Tomorrow….Treblinka

YEHUDI Journey to Poland Day Seven

Video Highlights:

Happy Birthday Nadine!

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Celebrating with the birthday girl on the bus.

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Our first stop of the day. The Ludz cemetery.

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Marking the grave of a young girl…

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The Lodz ghetto.

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The Radegast. Umschlagplatz (collection point) where approximately 200,000 Jews passed on their way to Chelmno.

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Chelmno. Words cannot describe…

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The top of an aron hakodesh discovered in the attic of a four story building.

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End of a long day!

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The last group pictures before everyone went home.

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Flying home with memories to last a lifetime and to be passed down to the next generation.

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YEHUDI Journey to Poland Day Six

Video Highlights:

Entering planet Auschwitz.
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The Auschwitz book.
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Going into Birkenau with our heads held up high.
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The cattle cars.
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At the crematorium.
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Visiting the barracks.
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Am Yisroel Chai!
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A cellar in Czestochowa where dozens of Jews lived for weeks…
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Sunset in Czestochowa
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Back to our hotels for a 3 hour night sleep (hopefully).
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YEHUDI Journey to Poland Day Three

Video highlights:

Breakfast in the Luxor Hotel, Lublin (highly recommended!)

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First stop – Yeshiva Chamei Lublin…WOW!

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Rabbi Kraft studying with us in the Yeshiva.

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Dancing with NY group during morning prayers.

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Entering Majdanek.

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The horrors begin…

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Our next stop…Krasnik.

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The underground tunnel that connects the two synagogues.

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Taking it all in…

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Back on the bus…Our clay masterpieces:

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Arrive in Lizhensk.

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Taking a dip…

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The Tish!

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Goodnight!

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YEHUDI Journey to Poland Day Two

Video highlight collage:

View from the hotel window.

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Scrambled eggs, shakshuka, pancakes and a full spread of salads and cheeses for breakfast!

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What our friends have to say about breakfast:

Our first stop – Treblinka. No words to describe…

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A panoramic view of the Treblinka monument. Zeh hashar l’Hashem…tzadikim yavau bo.

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The beautiful shul in Tykocin.

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We danced with over 100 young Israelis in Tykocin like it was Simchat Torah!

The forest of Lupochowo. If only these trees could speak.

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Personal stories from participants of the group in the Lupochowo forest.

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Singing Hatikva for those who never had the chance…

The city of Jedwabne…this town didn’t wait for the Nazis to come in…

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The outline of a small barn…The final moments for 1400 Jews of Jedwabne.

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We davened mincha while this fellow moo’d in the background.

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Dinner in the Luxor, Lublin. (Yes, our waiter is wearing a bow tie)

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Time for bed…off to Yeshiva Chochmei Lublin in the morning.

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YEHUDI Journey to Poland Day One

Video highlights:

Arrive in Warsaw! Love Air France:)

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Warsaw cemetery, one of the largest in Europe with 200,000 marked graves.

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“Meeting” some of the great personalities in the Cemetery.

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A hideout used by Jewish children to escape the Nazis.

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The Umschlagplatz. Between 250,000 & 300,000 Jews were relocated from Warsaw to Treblinka from this spot.

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It rained while we were in the Cemetery and as we gathered on the umschlagplatz…as we stood at Mila 18, the last stand of the Warsaw ghetto uprising…we got a smile from above as a beautiful rainbow appeared!

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The last seder in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Dinner at the Novotel…pretty fancy all considered.

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Discussion after dinner…who knew that some people concider “eating” their favorite hobby!

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