What comes next? I’m trying to keep the best of what we’ve seen and to leave behind the rest, though to not forget it. What does that look like? I’m not sure yet.
The joys of simpler moments in the Land, a place where simplicity is nearly impossible to come by.
Balagan is a useful Hebrew word that means “chaos.” If there’s any one-word description of this trip, it’s that. Horrible and beautiful chaos.
We’ve been warned: This trip will be beautiful, difficult, and confusing. Here’s to trying to enter each day without expectations, and instead with a sense of open-handed humility and faith (something that seeks trust rather than certainty).
Why I chose to wait until I got home to start publishing stories of my travels in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.