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I hear the sound of raindrops on the roof. The storm blows strongly and shakes the broken window of the tiny living room in which I am laying. I can hardly hear the snoring sound of my friend Ajmal, the tenant of the apartment, from the other room, because of the storm. The horrifying sound …

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A Jewish Guest

After being in Sweden for slightly over a year, I moved in to a shared house. In this household, we were four foreigners and one Swede. Every year we celebrated midsummer together like an odd and loving family. One midsummer party, I had as usual made the hummus and baba ghanoujfor starters, unaware of the full …

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Pesach – A Refugee Story

Pesach is a Jewish holiday that begins on the 14th of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, April 8. It lasts for 7 or 8 days, depending on where one lives, with the focal point on the first two evenings, when we gather for a  ritual feast called a seder. Today, Pesach is …

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A card given to Ola at the Hoursewarming party

A Muslim in the House

My colleagues drove me around the Stockholm county in my desperate attempts to find accommodation. No, the state doesn’t offer refugees any equity in housing. Finally, I found a place to share with a French housemate, through common friends, and was hosting a small house warming party. One of my colleagues, still wearing a tracking device on his ankle …

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Children playing behind fence in Greek refugee camp.

Muslim Jewish Alliance Calls for Action on Situation of Migrants at EU Border

The Muslim Jewish Alliance (MJA) stands in solidarity with all those suffering at the border of Greece and Turkey, just as we stand with those at deadly borders across the world: with the migrants who are under attack for no crime, just for seeking a life of safety, with the humanitarian helpers under attack as …

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