In response to:

A Yeshiva Boy and Christmas

America is Over Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 2:25 PM
"I heard no Christmas songs, saw no Christmas decorations, and Dec. 25 was just another day." Sounds like Manhattan, 2012 CE.
When I was 20, I spent my junior year in college in England. When classes let out for the last two weeks of December, I traveled to Morocco, where something life-changing occurred.

What happened was that I felt a longing, even an emptiness, I had never before experienced. Something was missing from my life, but I could not at first identify it. I knew it was not about being without friends or family -- after all, I hadn't been with family or friends for the previous three months. And it wasn't about being alone -- I had gotten used to...