Splashing together

Just outside the Old City of Jerusalem is the delightful Teddy Park.

This free attraction comes to life in the summer on a regular schedule that has children of all ages – and some adults too – ready and waiting for it to start each time. What struck me was how it was a total mix of Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, all enjoying the fountains together. No one cared who was who, everyone was just having fun, cooling off on a hot summer night in Israel. A pure, happy Israeli moment. So beautiful!

Laura Ben-David

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Laura Ben-David is a writer, photographer, marketing consultant and Israel activist. Originally from New York, she made Aliyah from Boca Raton, Florida in 2002. Laura is the author of the book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal, a memoir of her move to Israel, as well as numerous published articles both in print and digital media; her subjects of choice include Israel, Aliyah & social media - and sometimes all three at once.

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