This friend and I keep having some of the best philosophical life conversations about Judaism, life, experience, Torah/Kabbalah and other spiritual ideas. It’s fascinating. What I’ve realized about myself is that I know a little of a bunch of different ideals and concepts and books of Judaism but yet even with all I know, there is so much I know that it’s like I know nothing. Israel really does feel like I’m home and like I belong. I don’t even know how. Its cool that being jewish is normal here. Being unique in how you embrace your Judaism is also normal. It still feels like how is this Israel? The Israel I knew of was a war land, scary and filled with chaos. It’s the only Israel most of the world knows based on news.
This trip has already showed me different and G-d willing we will continue to be safe and be shown how beautiful, wonderful and amazing Israel is. Also read a bit of my friends book, Tanya, and it was about love for G-d. I’ve realized that I’ve been conquering my fear of buses by being on this bus going up and down and around the streets of Israel.
Last night me and one of the girl soldiers had a great conversation and we had such an understanding of each other because she went to a seminary. At this seminary she even visited churches and serve in the army. It really proves to me how open some people are to learning about other religions-it often leads you back stronger to your own religion.
I’m loving Israel and having an amazing time.
Jews here and our leaders keep saying “welcome home”, how it a miracle that we are here in Israel, how its been so long. It really is. I actually feel like I could live here. People seem nice and make it feel like family and yet are strangers. We see other tour groups all the time. Now we are headed to thee holiest city in the world.