When I think of my personal Jewish journey I feel as though this picture truly encapsulates how much I have grown as a Jew. This flag reminds me of where I am going, as well as where I am from. I grew up in a secular family, knowing no one who had taken a gap year. All of the college flags surrounding mine have different colleges written on them, but mine has a country. The country where I will be taking a year to learn study and discover myself. Between now and Shavuos I will be learning and better understanding hebrew as I study Rav Pincus’s sefer on tefillah in hebrew.