(October 2, 2019 / JNS) Singer Demi Lovato recently returned from a trip to Israel and talked all about the transformative experience on Tuesday on social media.
Among her many stops in the country, the 27-year-old visited the Western Wall and Shalva National Children’s Center, which offers free care and support to people with disabilities and their families. Following her visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Center, she wrote, “My heart was absolutely broken in Yad Vashem. This was such a beautiful tribute and a reminder that we can never forget.”
The “Tell Me You Love Me” singer, who said she was raised Catholic but has Jewish roots, was also baptized in the Jordan River.
“There is something absolutely magical about Israel,” Lovato wrote on Instagram. “I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God … something I’ve been missing for a few years now. Spirituality is so important to me … to be baptized in the Jordan river—the same place Jesus was baptized—I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”
She added, “This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart and my soul. I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel.”
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