Reminiscing upon my trip to Israel, this song sticks out for various reasons. The first reason, its one of the songs my group listened to everyday on the bus. Second, there was one night where we in the middle of desert and we each spread apart. Found our own spots. Turned off the flashlights and just sat there. For me, I was overcome. The stars were so bright and there were so many. The moon was out and quite bright. To stop in the midst of such a fast paced trip and be able to really pull all my thoughts together, I started to cry. Here is was sitting in the middle of the middle east. In the desert where my ancestors wondered for 40 years, only to finally find Israel. It was unbelievable that just a month ago I had been wondering if and when I would finally go to the Holy Land. I was scared when I did have the opportunity presented. I was overwhelmed with all the news and so much hatred over such a small piece of land. Sitting there in the middle of the night was one of the best parts of the trip. To be able to talk to G-d, and feel like He was right there was indescribable. So here’s the first Monday of 2014. Here’s to a song that reminds me of that wondrous night in Israel.