You were a new and unfamiliar world for most of us. You constantly stimulated our senses with vibrant colors, fragrant spices, lively music and, on a deeper level, by exposing us to the eastern mindset, in contrast to our western perspective. Along with visiting the Jewish community of Mumbai, we immersed ourselves in the diverse religious traditions of India: Sikhism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Our most spiritual moments came not only in the synagogues but in the snow-peaked mountains of the Himalayas and the sunrise over the Ganges in Varanasi. Unlike anywhere else in the world, the story of India’s Jewish community is devoid of discrimination or antisemitism — Indian Jews thrived through embracing their own culture. In Dharamsala, we heard leaders of the Tibetan community, including the Dalai Lama, speak about their admiration for the Jewish people as an example for thriving in diaspora. At times, you were overwhelming — in the bustling market alleyways, the destitute slums, and the chaotic traffic — but those same moments allowed the simple humanity of local people to shine through. Not only did India open our eyes, but it humbled us. It made us recognize that, at the end of the day, as we had the privilege to hear from the Dalai Lama, we are all just human beings on one planet.