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A Cool Dish for Hot Summer Days: Fattet Djej with Yogurt Posted by on Jun 29, 2013

Marhaba! Today, I am going to teach you how to cook Fattet Djej with yogurt (فتّة دجاج مع لبن). It is a tasty dish that is popular in the Middle East and specifically the Levant. Many in the Arab world trace the origins of fatteh as a recipe back to Damascus (دمشق) the capital of…

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Can the Iraqi Star Kazem el-Saher Make your Passion Grow? Posted by on Jun 23, 2013

Marhaba! Music is an essential tool in learning a new language. Popular culture in general can help beginners, intermediate and advanced learners to learn about a language. The cultural twists, values and beliefs of most languages are usually reflected in songs among other mediums of popular culture. By far the Arabic language is an extremely…

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The American University of Beirut Honors American scholar Noam Chomsky and Egyptian star Faten Hamama Among Others – Answers Posted by on Jun 18, 2013

Marhaba! I hope you found the excerpt from the article in the previous post interesting. I am confident you have all worked hard to answer the questions. After presenting you with the answers and the translation of some key words, I have added Faten Hamama’s famous movie ‘Oreedo Hallan’ (أريد حلاً), which was mentioned by…

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The American University of Beirut Honors American scholar Noam Chomsky and Egyptian star Faten Hamama Among Others Posted by on Jun 17, 2013

Marhaba! In this post, I am sharing a brief excerpt from an article that discusses why the American University of Beirut in Lebanon awarded honorary doctorates to four outstanding individuals from different fields. This article was published on June 14, 2013 on an online Lebanese news network called Lebanon Files. After presenting the excerpt, I…

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Meet Majida el Roumi Posted by on Jun 7, 2013

Marhaba! In this post, I want to introduce you all to another Arab music icon: Majida El Roumi (ماجدة الرومي). In addition to Fairouz and Julia Boutros, Majida is by far one of my favorite Arab artists. Born on December 13, 1956 in Kfarshima (كفرشيما) a few kilometers away from the capital Beirut in Lebanon,…

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