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Anna Novicheva, 17, a student at the Salem Academy Charter School, said she was most moved by a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
“We were at the Western Wall on Shabbat, and a few women started a circle, and they started singing together,’’ she said.
Within 10 or 20 minutes, a few hundred women had joined the circle. “Everybody was singing, and it was like you knew every single person, and if you didn’t know the words to the song, the person next to you would just help you. That was one of my favorite moments.’’