On a Quest in Search of Purpose by Tom Sagiv, 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

Hanukkah in the Holy Land: Darkness and light in a changing Israel by Ofek Ravid

Hanukkah, or the festival of lights, is celebrated yearly on the 25th of Kislev on the Jewish Calendar. Hanukkah is not mentioned in the Old Testament, and is not a holiday with any strict commandments. It was added to our collective cannon by the Jewish Sages and the holiday has become one of modern Judaism’s … Continue reading Hanukkah in the Holy Land: Darkness and light in a changing Israel by Ofek Ravid

A Wish for Christmas by Enana Hermez, Syria

In that photo, that frozen moment, one sole tree was standing. Simply decorated with strips of yellow lights wrapped around it. The humble Christmas tree stood there, informing the residents of Al-Hasakah - my home city - that the holidays season has arrived. Passers-by staring strangely at the tree as if though it’s a ray … Continue reading A Wish for Christmas by Enana Hermez, Syria

The Horrible Russians’ Glasses | Yasmine Alice, Algeria

After more than 10 hours in the air, and a transit in Frankfurt, the plane from Cairo landed in Moscow, at Domodedovo airport at 8:45 pm, and all excited, I ran to the passport check. I gave him my Algerian passport to the custom officer. He was a fairly tall man, blonde and did not … Continue reading The Horrible Russians’ Glasses | Yasmine Alice, Algeria

Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan

My name Is Asma Elbadawi, I am a Basketball player, Coach, Artist and spoken word poet from Sudan. I am also an activist: I am campaigning for the International Basketball Federation to extend its 2 year preliminary rule which allows players in turbans, hijabs, and other religious headgear to play, and to apply this rule … Continue reading Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan