As I got back from school on Tuesday evening, I ate my lunch with my beautiful family, and proceeded to take a nap. I got up after an hour and a half and I realized that I should begin to work on my homework. It was not actually homework, but I had to revise many … Continue reading A Sudden Death, by Mariyamme Nabbi, Morocco.
This is a series of pictures taken from different hidden parts of an Arab girl’s diary. Most women I have known in my country are having two or even three parallel lives so that they can satisfy their family and the society's expectation and then a "clandestino" life where a woman can think about herself … Continue reading Clandestine Attitudes by Rima, Tunisia.
Moses led his people through the desert on the journey to the Holy Land. Those who are coming today don't have a leader and are not coming for religious reasons: they are mostly Sudanese, Ethiopians and Eritreans who escaped their homeland because of war, poverty and violence. They regard Israel as a safe destination. However, … Continue reading The Modern Exodus by Miriam Yosef, Germany
At the young age of 16, during my youth exchange and study abroad year in the United States, I realized the value of seeking integrity before taking impulsive actions. Right before my trip, I decided to confront my parents about my decision to remove the hijab that I wore for about 5 years at the … Continue reading A Muslim Was In The House | Q.A, 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 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