Yemeni Muslims and Jews start family, by Mokhtar – Yemen

Around July 22, 2009, some Jewish families moved from Raidah district, Amran province, to Sawan area in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, the place where I used to live. I happened to be neighbors with a Yemeni guy called Abdurrahman who got married to a displace Jewish woman called Laiah. Raidah, a Yemeni village in Amran province … Continue reading Yemeni Muslims and Jews start family, by Mokhtar – Yemen

Synagogues, by Andrew Pico – Israel [Photo Essay]

I noticed recently how modest synagogues usually are. They hardly ever have much decoration, and if they do it's just a small picture here and there. The most elaborately decorated item is the cabinet where the Torah scrolls are stored, and even that is very simple. I noticed the difference more when I went into … Continue reading Synagogues, by Andrew Pico – Israel [Photo Essay]

Tunisia, my home by Siwar Terboubi, Tunisia – Photo Essay –

Here you will find pictures of Tunisia and some of its traditions. What can I possibly tell you about the country I'm proud to call HOME? Most of us dress like in Europe, we do, however, have a lot of beautiful traditional clothes that we wear on special occasions.  We have, what I can judge … Continue reading Tunisia, my home by Siwar Terboubi, Tunisia – Photo Essay –

Alsherak Bread by Nedall, Palestine – photo essay –

These pictures are of women making saj bread, which we call 'alsherak' in Arabic. This kind of bread is very common in the Middle East and larger Arab world, especially in Bedouin societies. The ingredients are flour, water and a little salt. Mix them together, cut the dough into small pieces and then put one … Continue reading Alsherak Bread by Nedall, Palestine – photo essay –

Hanukkah in the Holy Land: Darkness and light in a changing Israel by Ofek Ravid

Hanukkah, or the festival of lights, is celebrated yearly on the 25th of Kislev on the Jewish Calendar. Hanukkah is not mentioned in the Old Testament, and is not a holiday with any strict commandments. It was added to our collective cannon by the Jewish Sages and the holiday has become one of modern Judaism’s … Continue reading Hanukkah in the Holy Land: Darkness and light in a changing Israel by Ofek Ravid