I recently returned from a visit to Israel as part of a Taglit Birthright: Mayanot group. The experience was of such personal reward, and my tenderness for it grows with each passing day. I intend to soon write a sort of accompanying monologue, but I find words would only diminish my thoughts. As Stephen King once put it: words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. That said, I hope in this case these photos will be worth more than a thousand words. This is a small collection of some of my favorite photographs taken on my journey. All shots taken with my Canon 6D, 35mm f/2.