My love affair with Israel began in 1972 when I journeyed for the first time with my immediate family. My parents had been for the first time in February of 1968, six months after the Six Day War. We also were there six months before the Yom Kippur War. During my first trip, we visited all of the sites: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, The Wall, Yad v'Shem, and we also went to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Hebron. We had the requisite camel ride and when I came home, I joined Young Judea and began planning my trip back to Israel.
My trip back was not to be until 1979 when I enrolled at Hebrew... Read More