Learning Out Loud: Cooking Something New Each Week of 2021

Week Eighteen: Lamb, almond, and prune tagine Week Seventeen: Baked eggs with mozzarella in tomato cups topped with cheddar cheese, scallions, and basil Week Sixteen: Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Rice Crispy Squares Made with brown rice crisps, brown rice syrup, almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and chocolate chips Week Fifteen: Artichokes with Garlic, Lemon,Continue reading “Learning Out Loud: Cooking Something New Each Week of 2021”

“I Shall Not Hate” by Izzeldin Abuelaish

Despite my increasing passion for and interest in the Middle East, I’ve actually never taken a formal class on Middle Eastern politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or Arab history. And so, I haven’t read through the standard reading lists for such courses of study, but have mainly been learning anecdotally and through time here and thereContinue reading ““I Shall Not Hate” by Izzeldin Abuelaish”

“Be a Jew, forever!”

On this date in 1977, Shimon Peres became the 8th Prime Minister of Israel. As Shmuel Rosner wrote in this New York Times article, “Mr. Peres began his life in Vishneva, a village on the border of modern-day Poland and Belarus. When he left for Palestine in 1934, under his original name, Shimon Persky, hisContinue reading ““Be a Jew, forever!””

Apply: Want to travel to the Middle East this summer?

The Philos Project is a phenomenal organization dedicated to promoting positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. This past summer, I participated in their immersive educational program called the Philos Leadership Institute. Applications are currently being accepted for the summer program designed for twenty Christian men and women between the ages of 18-35.