Ramadan Holds Lessons for Job Market in Arab World

July 06, 2016

In the Arab world and beyond, many young people do not see the benefit of working as learning. Being in Jordan gives me the opportunity to focus on lessons that come from everyday experiences sometimes overlooked in the frenetic pace of living in the US. For example, during Ramadan, we are all...

Not a Peace Talks Article (Part 2/2)

November 10, 2013

An orthodox American-Persian Jew discovers that the road to peace is paved with rice and opera. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. From the old city’s Damascus gate, Eitan, Samuel, a Dutch anthropology student and I tread through the strange faces and smells of a...

Not a Peace Talks Article (Part 1/2)

November 03, 2013

An orthodox American-Persian Jew discovers that the road to peace is paved with rice and opera. This is the first of a two part series. Heading deep into the desert, from Ramallah to a small Palestinian village couched between the Judean hills, I can’t help but ask: “Who built this paved...