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Alexandra Bookcafé has beautiful chandeliers and a gilded ceiling painted by Károly Lotz. (His paintings also decorate the rooms inside Budapest’s famous parliament building.) The bookstore’s regal interior shelters a café on the top floor, reminiscent of a renaissance-style ballroom. Bookworms passing through Budapest come to sip, scribble and browse. 

Photos by Leigh

 “Samson went out and caught 300 hundred foxes, tied them tail to tail. He fastened a torch to every pair of tails, then set them on fire and let them loose. He burned up the grain, together with the vineyards and olive groves.
Photos of vintage Israeli stamps and money
Stamps: Samson with a torch in hand and a silver fox at his feet
Currency: These bills depict Jewish literary culture (ancient scrolls and the poet Hayim Nahman Bialik). 
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Suaad Allami, an Iraqi lawyer who advocates on behalf of women, is the recipient of the 2014 Fern Holland Award from Vital Voices. Allami founded Iraq’s first legal clinic for women, Women for Progress. Her clinic provides free representation and legal counseling for women clients, who are oftentimes victims of gender-based violence. In addition to providing legal assistance, Women for Progress also provides free healthcare and medical services.
Learn more via Vital Voices.

halftheskymovement:

Suaad Allami, an Iraqi lawyer who advocates on behalf of women, is the recipient of the 2014 Fern Holland Award from Vital Voices. Allami founded Iraq’s first legal clinic for women, Women for Progress. Her clinic provides free representation and legal counseling for women clients, who are oftentimes victims of gender-based violence. In addition to providing legal assistance, Women for Progress also provides free healthcare and medical services.

Learn more via Vital Voices.