The Major-General was joined by friends from his class in the village.
The Major-General and his peers took a walk through the village's pathways and were treated to the familiar, breathtaking view. They were able to identify the buildings that stood even then and have since received "cosmetic treatment" over the course of the years. They spoke to one another and reminisced about their days together in the village.
Early in the evening, a panel discussion was held with the village's management, where we presented the nature of the village today, the constitution of its student body, the multicultural quality of the village, special activities that are being run, the wide range of clubs, student trips to Poland, the challenges that we are currently confronting, and our hopes for the future.
After the panel discussion, the Major-General was hosted in the alumni club for informal discussion with the students. The students inquired about issues related to recruitment and service in the IDF, and the Major-General answered with patience and interest. He spoke about himself and the landmarks along the road of his military service. The meeting left quite an impression on the students, some of whom are candidates for recruitment in the coming months; the Major-General's remarks had a discernible impact upon their motivation and excitement as they look forward to their approaching recruitment to the IDF.
During dinner in the village's cafeteria, the students were joined by the Major-General and his peers, who relived the experience of eating all together in the dormitory's cafeteria, while noting the immense contrast between the cafeteria in their day and the new, state-of-the-art dining hall currently in use.
After the meal, everyone assembled in the synagogue for the evening Arvit service, which likewise aroused great emotion. In the synagogue the Major-General addressed the entire student body and expressed the joy and thrill he had received that evening. He spoke a bit about his experiences as a student in the village and shared with them some information concerning his military work both in the past and present.
In the synagogue, Major-General Zeevi-Farkas gave a personal, emotional dedication plaque to the village with the header, "From Student of the Agricultural Yeshiva to Major-General in the IDF."
If we would have to sum up the visit, we would say that we were treated to a singularly emotional, nostalgic, Zionistic, and "Eretz Yisraeli" experience.