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Leah Granof

To Market, To Market

August 8, 2007, by

On a Friday afternoon before the start of Shabbat, the smell of freshly baked rugelach will lure even the most resilient shopper into its lively corridors. Shopkeepers bellowing out last minute deals and the sheer energy of a crowd collectively rushing, pushing, bargaining and tussling reverberate through busy alleyways. This is the classic picture of

Profiles in Courage: Living in East Jerusalem

May 16, 2007, by

Miriam and Daniel Schwab have grown accustomed to the nightly 4:00 AM blaring that serves as the public summons to prayer for Muslim worshipers early each morning. (In Islam, the tradition is to pray five times daily) Transmitted through loudspeakers, the repeated calls echo through the neighborhood hills and bounce off the buildings into the