By Galit Wernick, Nishmat Shana Ba'aretz
Three years ago, I was a person whose goals in life were material.
I wanted to go to a great college and then to a great law school.
I dreamt of becoming a criminal defense attorney so that, first and foremost, I could make a lot of money.
I believed that a family would just come along by itself.
When I arrived at the Masa Israel-accredited Nishmat, a women’s center for Torah study in Israel, right after graduating high school, I was so focused on achieving these goals that I was sure the experience in Israel wouldn’t change me.
But looking back on that time, I see that Nishmat was, in fact, the cocoon that caused me to transform...