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Languages of the Middle East
The Middle East is an area of amazing and often overlooked linguistic diversity.
Middle Eastern Culture Site and Newsletter
Here's what you can expect from the Middle Eastern Culture Newsletter!
Once There Was, Twice There Wasn't - A Review
Anyone wanting to truly understand Turkish culture would do well to read the book, "Once There Was, Twice There Wasn't" by Michael Shelton. Knowing the stories, jokes, and tragedies of a culture is one of the keys to understanding the language and learning how to build bridges to the people.
One of the oldest Stories in the World
One of the oldest stories in the world, Gilgamesh, was carved on clay tablets in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq.
Status of Muslim Women
A discussion of the status of Muslim women and their role in Middle Eastern society.
Studying Culture in the Middle East
Studying Middle Eastern Culture is an ambitious undertaking. What elements make up culture, and how do we begin to make sense of even understanding Middle Eastern Culture?
Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles
Of the seven feasts of Israel, Sukkot, also called The Feast of Tabernacles, is the most joyful, prominent, and most often mentioned feast mentioned in the Bible. It is still celebrated today in Israel.
Symbolism of the Crescent Moon
The crescent moon is often interpreted as a symbol of Islam, but is this accurate?
What are Syrian women like? Tips for navigating Syrian female culture.
The Masada and Understanding Jewish Mindset
Understanding what happened at the Masada is a clue to understanding the modern Jewish mindset
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