Jenna Kleinwort

Jenna Kleinwort is a former editorial intern at Fair Observer. She is currently a freelance journalist in Rabat, Morocco, where she also studies Arabic. She holds a BSc in International Business and Politics.

The Challenge to Spirituality in Ramadan

Through the long summer days, fasting and embracing spirituality in Ramadan is becoming more difficult. It is now the half-way point in Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. The festival commemorates the moment that the Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad. For either 29 or 30 days — Islam is based on a lunar calendar — Muslims around the world abstain from food,... Continue Reading

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The Catwoman of Rabat

The stray cats of Rabat are alone and hungry. This young woman is doing something about it. Hajar Benallal is a modern-day hero. This young Moroccan woman takes care of some of the many street cats of Rabat. Each week, she feeds hundreds of cats. Stray cats in the Moroccan capital usually hide behind trees or under cars, occasionally taking a peek as they look for something to eat. Being... Continue Reading

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Music With the Gnaoua in Morocco

In Morocco, an annual music festival brings with it a cultural experience that lifts people’s spirits. At the end of June, the winds of the old port city of Essaouira move to the rhythm of Gnaoua music when the annual festival takes place. At this time, the small Moroccan city on the Atlantic Ocean becomes a magnet for music lovers who are drawn to Essaouira from around the world. For... Continue Reading

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