ISRAEL! Where do I begin. I guess at the beginning, which was an email from HOUSE creator David Shore asking if his cast members wanted to go to Israel on a trip provided by the Ministry of Tourism and America's Voices. I had always wanted to visit and try to formulate my own opinion about the region and this seemed like an incredibly opportunity.
Because there are so many photographs, I decided to put them and most of the detailed descriptions on the AMTAM FLICKR ACCOUNT!
I left with a lot of different feelings, most of which are positive. On the positive side, I left feeling a stronger sense of spirituality and deep love for the human expierence. The human struggle. The pain of existence and trying to find a place we can all call home. I also feel stronger than ever that organized Religion, in general, is a bad thing that should someday end. I'm not talking about God. God is personal. God is None Of Your Business. God is what I believe. Religion is a way to remind other's that what they believe is wrong. It is a way to hold strange and dangerous power over others. It is a series of political machines that corrupt faith and create wars. I believe more than ever that God is very personal and we should keep it that way.
All this being said, the trip was life changing and if you ever get a chance to go, you should. It truly is one of the most beautiful places in the world.