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The Land Of Many Countries

June 22, 2017

Russian Culture of Struggle And Happiness.

A few weeks ago during his visit, my friend told me ecstatically that he learned how to say “deal with it” in Russian. As the only American-raised Russian speaker out of his numerous friends and acquaintances, I almost play the role of a cultural advisor and authentic storyteller. “This is…
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June 4, 2017

The Art Of Affection Through The Labor Of Love.

Maybe it is a shady linden alley, maybe it's the smell of winter or a favorite restaurant with a wooden facade painted teal. Maybe it is a walking path that you would use for your commute from home to school when you were a child... I miss New York We…
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June 3, 2017

The Day Of Trump

On the United States' President Trump's visit to Jerusalem and Britney Spears' socially motivated leak-song from the 00's Half of the roads in the city are blocked and people are gathering in groups trying to find the way to their assorted destination or to exchange the news on what they saw…
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Issues in Israeli SocietyMulticulturalism
March 24, 2017

Societal Allowance for The Honorary Ethnicity.

In this post, I examine the notions of ethnicity and identity basing my thoughts on personal observations and experiences while living in Israel. At the beginning of Americanah, a book, written the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Efimelu, one of the central figures of the narrative talks about how she…
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Israel Discover
March 14, 2017

Paradoxical, Yet Explicit Israeli North.

Cow wandering around the Golan Heights. Northern Israel Through my years in Israel, I have been hopelessly in love with the Israeli North. This region consists of thick forest and mountains with picturesque rocks, creepers, blooming trees, and poppies….Poppies are everywhere! The flowers look so brave because of their bright…
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February 3, 2017

Does Living In Different Countries Really Change Who We Are?

The illustration is courtesy of the author. Are we really that different from one another because we come from different countries? Read to find out if culture around us changes our personality. So, the changes in her personality came from her maturing and were not affected by her years in…
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January 27, 2017

Books on Immigrants and Immigrant Experience.

  The picture above is the author's courtesy. A collection of books from all over the world to read about immigrants and immigrant experience with quotes and the descriptions of plots. Many of us know that the path to healing is accompanied by the art of well-told stories. When we…
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January 22, 2017

Don’t Let Them Take Away Your Rights.

While yesterday’s march was certainly a big success for women, as it delivered a powerful message that we, as females are not willing to tolerate inequality and suppression of our rights, and together, we can make our voices heard, there is still a long way to go.For example, there are…
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January 16, 2017

On Why Millennials Need Listicles.

Since I started this blog, many people have approached me with advice to add simple content to my website to make it more crowd-adaptable. Crowd-adaptable I thought, what does it mean in the context of my generation? After some analyzing, I have come to the conclusion that it means listings,…
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Coming of ageIsrael Discover
January 16, 2017

A Mixtape For My Turmoiled Relationship, Israel (Side B)

Photo on the preview: Vera Nicolopoulos. Follow her on instagram sovsem_poneslo  This is the Side B of my mix tape, for the Side A, click here: Some time ago, I have decided to make a digital mix tape of all the songs that have been accompanying me through the life…
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