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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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The barbaric sexual acts of violence and rape committed by the rebel group ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, in the form of sexual slavery is being utilized as a source of cash flow and war tactic for the rebel organization. In recent months ISIS has sent shock waves across the globe for extremist […]
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