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Three Months in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – Month Four

Month four of my three-month journey back to the Middle East was all about the…

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Three Months in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – Month Three

I haven’t written much this month because while I’m on my yearly trips to the…

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Three Months in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – Month Two

It feels wonderful to be back in my favorite region of the world for Part…

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Yalla! Part 2 of My Middle East Journey

Yalla!  (Arabic for let’s go.) Six months ago I arrived back in the U.S. after…

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Interview With a Female Expat in Oman – Lessons in Omani Culture and Life

Brooke Templin is a female expat in Oman who is beginning her second year of…

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Rose of the Sinai

One of the young Bedouin women I’d met sitting in a circle around a fire…

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3 Months in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – Month 1.5

Several weeks into my three-month journey through the Middle East I decided to split my…

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3 Months in Israel, Jordan and Egypt - Month 1 - Sabena

3 Months in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – Month One

One month ago today I landed in Cairo to begin my three-month journey through Egypt,…

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Friday Tea with Bedouin Women in Asalah, Egypt

Late on a Friday morning, as I strolled amongst the goats and chickens running about…

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3 Months in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – #CTCmideast2017

I am beyond excited to begin a three-month journey through the Middle East for Connect…

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Employment law in the UAE

My Experience with Employment Law in the UAE

Employment laws in the Gulf Countries can be very different from other parts of the…

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The True Story of a Jewish Bahraini Princess

The True Story of a Jewish Bahraini Princess

One warm night in Chicago, a 21-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman sits at the dinner table…

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Sukkot in Israel – A Joyful (and Potentially Humorous) Jewish Holiday

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot arrives in October each year, immediately following the Yom Kippur…

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Children playing on empty street in Tiberias

Experiencing the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur in Tiberias, Israel as a Non-Jew

It is like Christmas, said the man in the shop. I was in a small…

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The Holiday of Eid al Adha – How the Middle East Celebrates

This is the time of the holiday Eid al Adha in the Muslim world, which this year begins…

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Somalian Muslim woman sitting in a black desk chair wearing an orange blouse with a black jacket and black scarf over her head

I Am a Muslim Woman and Here is What I Think

How old is the leadership of the Muslim woman in their nations? According to the…

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