Shakshuka with a Southern Drawl

Shakshuka with a Southern Drawl

My first introduction to Shakshuka was several years ago when my local and new favorite café, Sofra, a Turkish coffee shop started serving it. If you want to make or try their traditional version, you can find their recipe here. This Shakshuka takes this popular mishmash of an Israeli breakfast and throws in some flavors of the […]

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Israeli Orzo Salad with Pesto Dressing

Israeli Orzo Salad with Pesto Dressing

Salad is an interesting dish, but we often think of it in its humblest form: the side salad with a few leaves of lettuce and maybe a few add-ons soaked in dressing. In reality though, salad can be a hundred different dishes. There are salads with grains, salads with noodles, salads that are grilled, salads topped with steak […]

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Mother and son

Please, Just Call My Son Jewish

Please, just call my son Jewish

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Born Without a Name

Personal narrative from a woman whose mother is an Israeli Jew and whose father is an Iranian Muslim.

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Seeing Israel with Different Eyes–Jewish and Arab

Reprinted personal narrative from the daughter of an interfaith family–her dad is Saudi while her mom is Eastern European Jewish–and her unique Arab-Jewish-American perspective on Israel and Arab-Israeli relations.

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My Date with Chris

Personal narrative from an Israeli woman who met and found great chemistry with a non-Jewish man in Los Angeles, but ultimately could not stay with him because he is unwilling to move to Israel.

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A Trumpet in the Wadi

Review of the Israeli film A Trumpet in the Wadi  about a romance between a Christian-Arab woman and a Jewish man.

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Stories We Havent Yet Heard A Review of The Flying Camel

Review of The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage, Edited by Loolwa Khazzoom, a collection of memoirs that explore the complexities of being a Mizrahi-Jewish woman.

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Reviews of Two Children’s Books That Explore Islam and the Middle East

Reprinted reviews of two children?s?books exploring Islam and Arab life:? Muslim Child:? Understanding Islam through Stores and Poems by Rukhsana Khan, and Ninteen Varieties of Gazelle:? Poems of the Middle East by

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