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Free Trips to Israel - Birthright

TL-45-485 Update 3

Written by Telek

I went to Temple for the first time in my life this morning. It was a powerful experience.  I was okay until the congregation started on the hallelujah, and I realized that the word hallelujah predates Christianity, which I didn’t know. The emotion that filled me was an ache and a keen awareness of the disconnect I have felt from my heritage. I couldn’t read the words in the book I held, I couldn’t understand the prayers being sung and spoken around me, but that one word I recognized was reaching out through time and space to connect me to something I’ve always felt missing and saying, “Here I am. Hallelujah!”

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