Winter Letters by Marina Klimchuk, Israel

“It scares me to know that so many people will know my secret, my story. I have hardly shared it with anyone in the world." Misha loves to speak fast, in medical language, packed with technical terms and hard to understand. To a close observer, it may seem that using complicated words is his way … Continue reading Winter Letters by Marina Klimchuk, Israel

The Uninvited Guest by Hadass Evron, Israel

The problem with anxiety attacks is that they're always coming at a bad time. They don’t ask you if it’s okay when they come, they don’t knock on your door, they just burst in as an uninvited guest that you have to deal with. My body started shaking in the car as I was on … Continue reading The Uninvited Guest by Hadass Evron, Israel

The Birth of my First Dream by Doa, Palestine (Gaza)

I was speechless for more than 10 hours on Thursday, we were disconnected from the internet, and the electricity was shut off. I tried to escape by bothering my brothers to buy some widgets, I went back and forth from sleeping and eating. Life was dead in the city where I live. This same day … Continue reading The Birth of my First Dream by Doa, Palestine (Gaza)

His Eyes by Or Avrahami, Israel

His eyes were dark black portraying some kind of calmness and turbulence at the same time. His eyes didn't tell a thing but if you looked longer than a few seconds, they said everything. I looked at them curiously, trying to understand who is this young man standing in front of me. He looked at … Continue reading His Eyes by Or Avrahami, Israel

The Invincibility of Love by Aya, Palestine (Gaza)

I'm afraid. There's bombing outside, is it a fourth war in Gaza? I hate wars! I used to be brave but not anymore. You know why? Because in the 2014 war a friend of mine suffered a big loss. She has a shocking and tragic story that happened right in front of our eyes. It … Continue reading The Invincibility of Love by Aya, Palestine (Gaza)

Yes, it is possible! by Lana, Israel

Fridays are always intense in the old city of Jerusalem. It is the place and the time when three religions meet. For the Muslims it’s “Yom el-Jumaya”, the holiest day of the week; for the Jews, the holiest day of the week, Shabbat, will start right after sunset; and for the Christians, it’s remembering  “Good … Continue reading Yes, it is possible! by Lana, Israel