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 […]
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 […]
Please, just call my son Jewish
Personal narrative from a woman whose mother is an Israeli Jew and whose father is an Iranian Muslim.
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.
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.
Review of the Israeli film A Trumpet in the Wadi about a romance between a Christian-Arab woman and a Jewish man.
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.
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