When I go to Israel, I always feel as if I’m going home. There is an indescribable comfort in being surrounded by the language, food and customs of the Jewish people.

Rachel Wasserman

It seems impossible to walk around and go about day-to-day business without being reminded of the history and meaning behind everything around me. Even when I am technically surrounded by strangers, somehow everyone feels like family. Israel holds a special place in my heart, and every time I leave, I feel unsettled until I know when I’ll return again.

See all the reflections on Israel’s meaning on this special anniversary.