Volunteering Value by Kholod Zughbor, Gaza, Palestine

"Not everything that counts can be counted. And not everything that can be counted, counts."              - Albert Einstein Volunteering is about giving, contributing and helping other individuals and society at-large. It is about working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community. You can volunteer to gain hands-on experience, acquire new skills, … Continue reading Volunteering Value by Kholod Zughbor, Gaza, Palestine

My First Egalitarian Prayer by Binny Zupnick, Israel

“Want to come with us to the synagogue we’re praying at?” “Okay.” What seems at first glance like an innocuous and rote question and answer, this exchange has stuck with me over the years. It was Shavuot[1] night, 2014, Jerusalem, Katamon, at my family friend’s with whom I was staying for the holiday. Two other … Continue reading My First Egalitarian Prayer by Binny Zupnick, Israel

The Power is the Pump of the Peace by Mohamed, Egypt

Peace is like a fruitful tree, for it to live, there must be a power protecting it. I remember when I was 9 years old, on the first day of school, crying and hugging my younger brother "Amr" while other students were hitting and insulting us. My brother "Amr" was crying, as he was so … Continue reading The Power is the Pump of the Peace by Mohamed, Egypt

BIRTH OF A SOLO TRAVELER by Millicent Kaimenyi, Kenya

Mombasa is a city in the coast of Kenya. A city known for its beaches and warm weather that attract both international and domestic tourists. For most Kenyans, they know that Mombasa is the ultimate vacation destination. The town is quite peaceful and orderly unlike the main city of Nairobi. One feature that stands out … Continue reading BIRTH OF A SOLO TRAVELER by Millicent Kaimenyi, Kenya

Light Blue Eyes by Orit Eldar, Israel

It was at the end of winter 2005. I found myself sitting in the living room of a 2.5 bedroom apartment I knew too well. The curtains, sofas and paintings on the walls reminded me that I was in a safe place, they have been a part of this house my entire life. But I … Continue reading Light Blue Eyes by Orit Eldar, Israel