From the north of Damascus to the south of Ola, and from the east of Sham and Naqab to Gaza and Sinai, they built an Empire. The Nabateans were smart people. They worked on copper mining , agriculture, and trade. They established sophisticated systems and lifestyles in this region thousands of years ago. At the time, these … Continue reading Nabatean Civilization by Ashraf, Palestine – photo essay –
There is this moment in life when you decide that you want to get out of your comfort zone. A moment when you decide to say yes to new opportunities, experiences and adventures. That moment of courage is truly life changing. About two years ago, I decided that I wanted to go on an exchange … Continue reading The Challenge of Change, by Sama Karram, Israel.
At the beginning of the winter my girlfriend and I broke up, which was great timing, since winter is a great time to drain in sorrow. It's like a cycle: In September (Jewish New Year is in September-October) you start the year all happy, filled with New Year resolutions, which last until November. From December … Continue reading Running Without Borders by Yair Arieli, 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
Growing up in a secular, upper middle class neighborhood in Jerusalem around the turn of the century, I felt I was firmly rooted in my country, an integral part of the land. My parents were both born in the city, as well as two of my grandparents, and although we were always on the (relatively … Continue reading Matters of the heart by Uri Eytan, Israel