Haneen from Gaza is taking us on a tour of her favorite places, ready to join her?
These pictures are of women making saj bread, which we call 'alsherak' in Arabic. This kind of bread is very common in the Middle East and larger Arab world, especially in Bedouin societies. The ingredients are flour, water and a little salt. Mix them together, cut the dough into small pieces and then put one … Continue reading Alsherak Bread by Nedall, Palestine.
Like veterans of war, women will exchange stories of stitches, scars, pain, and heroism. The way men recount their wartime experiences, exchanging tales of bravery and perhaps near fatal operations, is the way women will tell their birthing stories. I would like to share mine. A gush of water was when I knew the journey … Continue reading A Woman’s Battlefield by Sacha Gorelik, Israel
Another day of work comes to an end. You survived the last two hours of your shift; glancing at the clock every few seconds wishing the hands would go just a bit faster. 12:00, the office doors swish behind you as you walk out, fast enough to not waste another unnecessary moment there, but slow … Continue reading On a Quest in Search of Purpose by Tom Sagiv, Israel
Looking back at this whole time, it’s hard to tell when that “moment of revelation” was -- if it even existed. Sometimes the whole processing happens weeks or months after the actual events, and makes you feel and understand things differently. It sounds funny to tell the story of this very day when its importance … Continue reading Moment of Revelation by Naomi Elpeleg, Israel