A carnival celebrating peace has emerged in the city of Baghdad. This carnival is a new development, which began in 2011 with the help of volunteers and organizers. Noof Assi said, “after searching the words, Iraqi Laughing, and the search engine coming back with zero results she knew the city once known as “the city […]Read more "Once Know As the “City of Peace” Now Strives for Peace! A Carnival in Baghdad!"
There is a huge underground culture forming amongst gay men in Saudi Arabia even though by law the act of homosexuality can be punishable by death. The strict division between genders, which is enforced by the Mutawwa’in, defiantly provokes these acts of homosexuality amongst Saudi men. The Mutawwa’in is the religious authority that is active […]Read more "Saudi Arabia’s Secretive Society – Acts of Homosexuality Amongst Saudi Men"
In the country of Iran the doors have been shut to the global market. Iran has some of the most extensive financial sanctions in the world. These sanctions are imposed upon eighty million Iranians who live in a country where sixty-five percent of the population is under 35 years old. The issues pertaining to these […]Read more "Iranian Startup Companies And Why No One Will Invest!"
This summer I interned for a high fashion photographer Alexei Hay who had recently converted to be a Modern Orthodox Jew. In the span of a couple months I didn’t only learn about photography, but also about how to live a holy life following Judaism. Many in the industry found themselves puzzled when finding out […]Read more "Israel’s Stance Against the Ultra-Thin Ideals of the Fashion/ Advertisement Industry!"
A kibbutz is simply a settlement made up of like-minded people with shared communal space that typically use varying forms of industry or agriculture as the bases for the community’s livelihood. Israel has a strong history in using communal living with the first kibbutz being established nearly a century ago before Israel even became a […]Read more "The Past, Present, and Future of Kibbutzim Within Israel"
Whenever I travel to a new destination I try to take in as much of the atmosphere as possible. As I traveled through many regions in Israel I found particular places that left a stronger impression on me than others. One of these places was Tzfat, also known as Safed, is considered the center of Jewish mysticism […]Read more "Tzfat – The Center of Jewish Mysticism and Art!"
Cat Stevens is a folk music legend, humanitarian, and inductee to the Rock and Roll hall of fame. All these accomplishments don’t seem like they’d be the actions of an individual placed on the “No Fly” list, but strangely enough you can find Cat Stevens on that list. His musical accomplishments are vast as a […]Read more "How Folk Music Legend Stevens Ended Up on The “Terrorist No Fly List”!"