|Michael the protector|
|a political statement|
|walking together into the past|
|house in the trees|
|looking down the hill at the stones|
The focal points of the cemetery are the graves of Menahem Mendel and another rabbi. Jewish people from all around the globe come to visit the site and pray. These two gravestones were covered with small pieces of paper brought by visitors; similar to what we had seen in Lizhensk, here, too, people had written their prayerful requests and their names in hopes that the sainted rabbis would intercede with God on their behalf. Like all the cemeteries we visited, the natural growth and the untouched tombstones create an enveloping atmosphere of peace. This cemetery represents one way that Jewish culture is being sustained and expanded in modern Poland.
We walked from the Jewish cemetery through a Roman Catholic cemetery along the way to the Rymanow synagogue. It is undergoing restoration. We saw photographs of “before,” when the
|walking through the interior|
|Western Wall mural|
Over the course of the day, we had walked more than 20,000 steps. We got into our bus and drove back to Rzeszow. Some of us went straight to bed, some went out to eat and hang out in town.