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Jan 30, 2014, 9:30 PM
Jerusalem mix, Part II – From Islam to Judaism, with love
Salma, 25, emigrated from Morocco to Belgium at the age of 14 when her father remarried to a Belgian woman. Born and raised in Casablanca to traditional Muslim parents, her childhood was tragically interrupted at the age of 10...
Jan 30, 2014, 9:24 PM
Jerusalem mix, Part I: From Iran to Israel with love
Danny, 22, is a long-haired, electro-loving medical student hipster, with colorful clothes and a colorful attitude. In fact, most of his suitcase was filled with changes of clothes, and it takes him a good 15 minutes in the morning...
Dec 14, 2013, 9:21 PM
Our man in Damascus (Part II)
One of the biggest challenges for immigrants to Israel is overcoming the language barrier. Aside from adapting to the Israeli concept of personal space (there is none), many Western immigrants struggle with the task of learning Hebrew and its...
Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 AM
Giving thanks to lone soldiers
It is rare for Thanksgiving and Channuka to coincide. Rarer still, for the Mayor of Boston to officially baptize (or circumcise, more appropriately) this revered traditional American holiday to Thansgivvukah. But as delighted as we may be to see...
Oct 30, 2013, 1:17 PM
Life of a Lone Soldier: Mashy Raul
Mention the phrase "religious tolerance" to any Jerusalemite, and you're sure to spark a lively discussion, to put it mildly. With upcoming local municipality elections in Jerusalem, the competing parties can always count on the powder-keg issues of co-existence...
Oct 30, 2013, 1:00 PM
Life of a Lone Soldier: Moshe Chaim
Looks can be misleading; to a casual bystander Moshe seems like your typical kid, dressed in track suit bottoms and a mischievous smile. You would never have guessed that his story is anything but ordinary. Now aged 22, Moshe grew...
Oct 29, 2013, 11:00 AM
Life of a lone soldier: Asher Lovesky
"Find something worth dying for, and live for it." Since immigrating to Israel 3 years ago from Massachusetts, this motto has inspired courageous decisions that have become a matter of routine for Asher Lovesky, 21, a lone soldier nearing the...
Zak Yitro is a Dublin-born, Jerusalem-based, world-aspiring freelance photographer, visual artist and public speaker.