Sunday, February 27, 2011
Oh, the places you'll go
I'm a Jewy Jew, so I (of course!) went to Israel as a teenage with a youth group. I'd been before with family to visit family, but we didn't do very much sight seeing. The trip I took when I was 16 was amazing. I ate too much ice cream, got fat, trudged along on the hikes, and lived for any and every historical experience presented to us. I went back when I was 18 to spend my freshman year of college there, living on a kibbutz for 4 months and then Jerusalem for four. It was one of the most rewarding, challenging, painful, and educational experiences of my life, and I am forever thankful that my parents allowed me to go.