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Jews and the Written Word

Noah Manne | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Noah Manne

The written word has been a constant in most of Jewish history; it cannot not have had an impact on that history, of which rising from the ashes like a phoenix time and again is a signal achievement.

A Lifeline at Risk

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The remittance corridor to Somalia is uniquely stressed -- and uniquely important. At the moment, Somalia's remittance system is its life-support, its economic engine and the glue holding its communities together.

Syrian Diaspora: Jordan's Urban Refugees (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
David Maurice Smith

Not since the horror of World War II has the planet seen a forced migration the size of the Syrian diaspora that began three years ago when seemingly innocuous government protests escalated into a bloody civil war.

Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

A Plea to Stop Underestimating Purim: The Most Modern Jewish Holiday

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Though we don't often speak of ourselves this way, we as American Jews live in the diaspora. We live outside the land of Israel. Though we may have risen to great heights outside of the Land of Israel, we are always, in some sense, strangers in a strange land.

Jacqueline Bishop Talks About Writing Across the Diaspora

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

The River's Song is Jacqueline Bishop's first novel. She is also the author of two collections of poems, Fauna and Snapshots from Istanbul.

MIA Yesterday, AIA Today

Ibrahim Sagna | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Ibrahim Sagna

The rise of Africans investing in Africa (AIA) is not only a catalyst for attracting greater amounts of foreign capital, but is also a positive sign of growing domestic investor confidence.

10 Ghostly Portraits That Question Our Perception Of Immigrants

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Oscar Parasiego is a visual artist intrigued by the nature of migration across the globe. "Thousands of individuals emigrate to other countries every ...

On Attitude, Racism and Immigration

Marivir R. Montebon | Posted 12.21.2013 | New York
Marivir R. Montebon

(This article is condensed from the author's memoir Biting the Big Apple which is available at or in print and digital ...

Telling New African Stories: Afaan Publications

Kumera Genet | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

For many parents, passing on language and customs to their children is a huge concern.

A Time to Stand and Deliver for Iran

Reza Bavar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Bavar

It is time for the Iranian diaspora to stand up, put aside the differences that have fragmented the community, and step forward in a very deliberate way to bring an end to the estrangement that has isolated Iran and, in many ways, punished the Iranian people.

Washington Politics Spell Caribbean Problems

Zhivargo Laing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Zhivargo Laing

Caribbean business expansion is the most productive way forward for our region, and government policies that enhance this over the long-term ought to be adopted. In a land where giants fight, agility and alertness are our most useful assets.

Learning Hindi for the Second Time

Rohit Kumar | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Rohit Kumar

As I strolled down the streets, and sat at one of India's northern hill stations, those who didn't know me would often look at me funny -- a full grown, bearded, well-dressed Indian man flipping through a stack of illustrated Hindi children's storybooks.

The International Landscape of Small Businesses

Gina Harman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Gina Harman

La Idea encourages knowledge transfer between entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Latin America. In addition to providing free business education events and resources, La Idea facilitates networking among entrepreneurs across borders.

Vietnamese Religion Cao Dai Embraces World's Great Faiths

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion
Andrew Lam

Caodaism, in comparison with Vietnam's many other religions, is a newcomer, and syncretistic and monotheistic in nature.

Reclaiming Zionism

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Can we embrace the numerous challenges Israel faces on behalf of the Global Jewish People, knowing that our disagreements are part of Zionism in-progress? Said simply, is it possible for Jews who disagree to see each other as partners in building our people's home?

The Diaspora Experience: America's Story

Robert Hormats | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Robert Hormats

When I walk down the streets in my other home city -- New York City -- I am always proud to see so many people from different countries, cultures, and ethnicities living and working together. It also makes me proud when I see the contributions that waves of immigrants have made in the U.S.

Foreign Policy Begins at Home: Fact or Just Rhetoric?

Manjula Dissanayake | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics
Manjula Dissanayake

I personally believe that the U.S. still has the capacity and the aspiration to remain the nation of opportunity for generations to come.

The Changing Landscape of Global Philanthropy: What About Diasporas?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The changing landscape of global philanthropy leaves us with the question of what if we cannot measure social change with the tools of the business world or with numbers.

What Kind of African Doesn't Speak Any African Languages? Me.

Spectra | Posted 06.30.2013 | Black Voices

By perpetuating the use of a single cultural marker to create an hierarchy of Africanness, aren't we simply deploying the same tools colonizers used to divide and conquer? Aren't we essentially continuing the work the British Empire started?

Our Vietnamese Hearts: The Diaspora 38 Years Later

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Andrew Lam

Mẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here) The lyrics from this sentimental song come back to me once in...

Diaspora Communities Count on Kerry to Uphold Clinton's Legacy

Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D.

In her farewell remarks as Secretary earlier this year, Clinton she said there are now more than 1,500 diaspora communities from more than 190 countries and regions that regularly interact with the State Department and IdEA. That momentum is why it is so important for Secretary Kerry to continue this critical work.

What It Means To Be A Diaspora Philanthropist

Manjula Dissanayake | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Manjula Dissanayake

For sending remittances equivalent to 8 percent of the country's GDP, the Sri Lankan diaspora merit more than just a pat on the back. They deserve some serious attention from a wide spectrum of stakeholders, from the international community to local policy makers.

Greece's Desperate Call

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Bravely, the Greeks forge on. Its leaders may, indeed, as the Foreign Minister said, be exploring and defining areas of potential foreign investment and fast-tracking new rules to eliminate much of the red tape surrounding these endeavors.

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?