My Journal on a Journey to Israel
by Bill McCarthy
For several years, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has brought Marylanders to visit the ancient land of Israel. Their goal has been to provide a unique opportunity to witness, first-hand, how individuals have overcome adversity, organized themselves, and thrived with dignity. The objective has been to present Israel to participants so that they can better understand and interpret the complex realities of the Middle East. The Weinberg Mission has been specifically designed for leaders. In addition to visiting religious and historical sites, they have had the opportunity to meet and have conversations with major political and community representatives from the region.
This year, I was privileged to have been chosen. These are my personal reflections of my journey in Israel.
This journey was incredibly enriching. I experienced the fellowship, grace, and hospitality of Rachel, Barry, Rheta and Benita and I made many new friends. I also renewed old acquaintances and developed a common bond with great people. I saw and experienced Israel in a way that few people can. I gained a greater understanding and insight about Israel, its people, customs, history, and position in the Middle East and the world. I have a greater appreciation of the complexities of the issues the Middle East and the world face. The journey has been extremely spiritual and life changing for me. For all of this I am most grateful to the Weinberg Foundation.
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