At age 20, I was finally going to visit the subcontinent of my ethnic origin. As the plane inched closer to Karachi's airport, I predicted the plane would backtrack, escape its intended route, and never land on Pakistani soil.
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Preserving, celebrating and perpetuating Judaism is not a solitary work but a noble collective pursuit, one within which each of us, Jew, or non-Jew, has a vital part and valued role.
A century ago, the great British geopolitician, Sir Halford Mackinder, called Kashmir one of the world's primary strategic pivots -- the nexus of continents, empires, and civilizations.
Muslims who make up over twenty percent of the population in Kolkata have become its invisible minority, increasingly squeezed out of the public square in Kolkata and beyond.
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