The Wailing Wall in Israel was overwhelming and unforgettable

This is one of my favorite photos from my travels. I usually approach religious sites with academic curiosity, but the energy I felt at the wailing wall in Israel was overwhelming and unforgettable. I watched from afar as many individuals approached the wall, put their hands on it, poured their faith into it, and quietlyContinue reading “The Wailing Wall in Israel was overwhelming and unforgettable”

The holy city of Varanasi was incredibly moving. This is what I wanted to experience more than anything on this trip. We watched as men oversaw the cremation ceremonies for their fathers and devotees sat on the steps or in boats on the Ganges as they placed their candle lit wishes into to sacred water.Continue reading

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