I have become more and more proud to be Jewish and to be in Israel. I want to move here. Its so nice to be the majority and for it to be normal to eat Kosher, wear a skirt and BE JEWISH!
Interestingly the weekend my group left the United States to go to Israel, the Torah portion was about the exodus from Egypt. Leaving the states to go to the Promised Land seemed very fitting. To be leaving my personal Egypt of being a Jew in a christian university, of the accident, of my frustrations, my lack of a Jewish community, my feeling alone, my feeling of being stuck. I left it all behind, to embrace who I have always been. To be free. To be me. To not be judged or hated but rather embraced. To build friendship and learn to love a land I’ve always be taught about but never understood.
Its really cleansed my mind of any judgement I had about Jews and Israel before.
Israel is the Promised Land and I feel like a new woman after being there!