Day eight means this is the end of a wonderful vacation. The feelings I feel for Israel is like no other place I have ever been. The spirit of the people is so strong you it with a knife and for a Jew it is contagious. Given the history of the Jews, it is comforting to know that there is always a place for me. Israel, like the United States, is a melting pot, that has been a refuge for Jews from all over the world.