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Features

  • “Stuck in Between”: A Druze Love Story

    Jun 10, 2014

    HAIFA – One day three years ago, Feras Anteer and Rabaa Swaid met on the campus of the University of Haifa. He had been visiting the university to explore its Master’s programs and overheard her talking to some students about needing young Druze people to take a survey for her class research project.

  • “Song of Songs” Revisited: Orthodox Women Struggle with the Ancient Text

    Jun 10, 2014

    JERUSALEM – The Song of Songs, the Biblical text attributed to King Solomon, has long been a source of controversy. Because of its sexual nature and sensual imagery, the ancient rabbis debated whether or not it should be included in the Bible altogether.

  • Looking for Love in One of the World’s Tiniest Religions

    Jun 6, 2014

    CHERRY HILL, NJ — “It’s a question people ask. I’ve been asked it myself. Are you only marrying this person because he happens to be Druze?” Fatin Harfouch tells me from her armchair in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

  • Religious and Political Divisions along the banks of the jordan

    Jun 4, 2014

    ON THE BANKS OF JORDAN RIVER, ISRAEL — The first thing most pilgrims to the Qasr al-Yahud baptismal site notice are the gilded crosses atop the Orthodox Church of John the Baptist across the river in Jordan.

  • A Tale of Two Gay Cities

    May 14, 2014

    TEL AVIV — Under the relentless Mediterranean sun, a collection of rainbow flags thrash in the ocean breeze along a strip of oceanfront in Tel Aviv known as Hilton Beach.

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Reflections

  • Discovering an ancient market in Jerusalem

    May 19, 2014

    JERUSALEM — Trying to find my way to the Western Wall through the winding streets of the Arab Souk in the Old City of Jerusalem, I was distracted by the sultry scarves…

  • Pilgrimage

    May 16, 2014

    JERUSALEM — On our last full day in Israel, a Sunday, I walked the Via Dolorosa, the street in Jerusalem’s…

  • Dining-in In Israel

    Mar 22, 2014

    We celebrated shabbat in Jerusalem this evening and had dinner in pairs with several Jewish families. Below are reflections from…

  • Dining-in In Palestine

    Mar 20, 2014

    On Wednesday evening, we ate dinner in the homes of several Palestinian host families. Here are recaps on what we…