Forty students. Seven Israelis. Three staff members. One body guard equipped with a gun. Combine this all with a free trip to Israel, and you've got yourself a birthright. The feeling of entering Israel for us was mixed with excitement and trepidation: we had heard about this, the holy land, for all of these years, but we had never seen it with our own eyes. This all changed as we flew overhead, on a pleasent and uneventful flight, and saw the land that has generated so much joy for the Jewish people below.