In preparation for our trip:

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Having grown up in Israel, where my family and many good friends still live, and where I have gone for visits every couple of years for forty years, this trip for me is indeed unique. It is like stepping out of my own self and looking at what is so familiar and taken-for-granted with new eyes, or a new mirror.  I am excited about the opportunity to meet so many people I would not have had the opportunity to meet otherwise, to visit in Palestine, and to spend time with everyone in the group. I am also looking forward to the crazy, amazing breakfasts in the Israeli hotels, which will also require going to the fitness room every day…

See you!  Monica