Unlikely Encounters

by Moe Azraq, Jordan On a beautiful spring evening in Haifa, I was sitting outside and reading a book at a cafe called Elika while waiting for my friend Daphy to come pick me up to go to a Seder (Passover dinner) at her aunt’s house in Nahariya, when a group of “48 Palestinian” men … Continue reading Unlikely Encounters

Keep Moving Forward

By Soheyb, Algeria A year ago I was eating lunch with my best friend. We were sitting at one of those cheap local restaurants because we didn't have the time or money to go somewhere fancy. At the time we were applying for the same scholarship, which is given to those who demonstrate leadership ability. … Continue reading Keep Moving Forward

Mahtab

By Inbal, Israel Last summer I started working at an NGO in Athens, Greece, and after two weeks of living by myself in an apartment assigned by the organization, I had to move into another apartment. In the new apartment, I had a roommate who had just quit our NGO and was waiting to start … Continue reading Mahtab

To Suffer In Silence

By Youba, Morocco No one can deny the importance of sex in our lives. It has uncountable benefits for our bodies, brains, and souls. Sexual intercourse is not just a way of distraction, it also counts as an exercise that can help us reduce stress, lower blood pressure, prevent heart attacks and boost the immune … Continue reading To Suffer In Silence

Childhood Guilt

by Orit Ramot, Israel I grew up in a small village in Israel, or as we called it a Moshav. A place where everyone knows everyone. On one hand it was great because we all felt very safe, like living in a bubble. But on the other hand, in such small places anyone who is … Continue reading Childhood Guilt