Leftover Mimouna Candy.
Photo by Leigh
Hot milk, 3 spoons of salep. Stir. Add cinnamon, coconut shavings, tiny chunks of caramelized nuts. Start the day.
Photo by Leigh
Givatayim’s legendary eggplant-maker, Oved Daniel, recently opened up a new restaurant in Tel Aviv. Sabich has its roots in Israel’s Iraqi community. It is a traditional Baghdadi breakfast dish, consisting of fried eggplant, Arabic salad, parsley, fresh onion and a baked or boiled egg. Sabich emerged as a national sensation in the 1960’s…
Syrian poet Maram al-Massri
[from her book of poetry: “Red Cherry on a White Tile Floor”]
Whenever my heart
hears a knocking
it opens its doors.
Russian poet Vera Pavlova
[from her book of poetry: “If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems”]
I broke your heart.
Now barefoot I tread
Emily Dickinson’s poem “I’m Nobody,” set to music by Israeli singer Efrat Ben Zur:
Aunty Tek Phillip (Caribbean folklorist, one of the first women in Grenada to have a career in education. She was a renowned storyteller, teacher and principal.)
Murasaki Shikibu (The world’s first modern novelist.)
Ani Idrus (Journalist from West Sumatra, founder of numerous educational institutions for children, and co-founder of Waspada daily newspaper in 1947.)
Grace Mera Molisa (Poet and activist, the first woman from the traditional island nation of Vanuatu to earn a university degree, creator of Vanuatu’s National Arts Festival. Sometimes called the one of the three “foremothers of Pasifika poetry,” Molisa’s first book of poetry, Blackstone, was published in 1983.)
“Things acquire new meanings at sunset. Memories wake and call, like a signal of death at sunset, like the beat of a song not sung to anyone…March is a month of storms and lust. Spring looks on, like a thought between two people, between a long winter and a long summer. I remember nothing but allegory.” – Ode by an Ancient Arab Poet
“I am the Adam of two Edens, I lost them twice. So expel me slowly, And kill me quickly, Beneath my olive tree…” – I Have Behind The Sky A Sky
“The days have taught you not to trust happiness because it hurts when it deceives.” – A River Dies of Thirst [journals]
A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women’s involvement in conflict resolutions. But that has little bearing on the Israel-Palestine conflict, where women are far from the power roles on either side…
Images of the separation barrier in Israel-Palestine by Leigh
Israel now has relations with 44 African nations, more than at any time in the Jewish nation’s history.
Image of imported teas on sale in Jerusalem by Leigh