By Rachel Newman
Day eight of #Bus522 Birthright trip continued the streak of early wake ups and long, tiring, yet highly rewarding days. After a few snoozes of our 3:30 AM alarms, we hit the trail towards the top of Masada at 4:30 AM.
So this is my first trip to Israel and everything has been an amazing experience! Things kicked off in Newark where we all met our awesome instructors Josh and Ilana. Things immediately got interesting as I was first in line to go through El Al security.