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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Frannie Turner Celebrates her Bat Mitzvah with Women of the Wall

MEJDI Tours has arranged a trip for the Turner family, where Frannie Turner made her Bat Mitzvah with Women of the Wall yesterday.  Women of the Wall made a statement on their Facebook page yesterday: “Mazal tov Frannie! What a brave young woman to have a Bat Mitzvah amidst yelling, screaming and whistles blowing,”  which…

Street Art Takes to the Subways in Athens

By Ellen O’Brien and Conner Borgelt (Original Post) For anyone who’s ever ridden the metro in Athens, Greece, one thing is immediately clear: the street artists love it. Metro cars packed with Athenians and tourists are tagged with every imaginable color and design. “I like [the graffiti] very much,” a metro passenger, Atlaia, told us.…

The Citadel in Amman, Jordan

“The Citadel is the most popular tourist attraction in Amman, Jordan, according to Lonely Planet. But the Umayyad Caliphate wasn’t concerned with religion – their most important building was the king’s chambers. Keerthi Vedantam takes us inside.”