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Sing with Asmahan: When Will You Realize? Posted by on Sep 23, 2017

Marhaba! I have realized how much you all enjoyed listening to the great singer Asmahan. I personally love to listen to her in the evenings, because her voice transports me to another era and reminds me of Syrian and Egyptian night life of the 1930s and 1940s. Today, I am sharing with you one of…

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Sing With Asmahan: Come My Darling Posted by on Jun 17, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to introduce you to a legendary Arabic singer and actress who lived during the early 20th century, Asmahan (اسمهان)! Born in Syria as Amal al-Atrash, she lived and performed mostly in Egypt and Lebanon under her stage name Asmahan between the 1920s and the 1940s. Today we are going to listen…

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Missiles turn into works of art, answers Posted by on Apr 29, 2017

In this post, I present the answers of the listening comprehension questions on the news report from the BBC Arabic service on a Syrian baker who changes missiles into works of art. Questions and answers: أين يسكن أبو علي وكم يبلغ من العمر؟ يسكن أبو علي في دوما بالغوطة الشرقية ويبلغ من العمر أربعين عاماً. ما الذي يميز أبو…

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Missiles turn into works of art Posted by on Apr 28, 2017

In this post, I present a news report from the BBC Arabic service on a Syrian baker who changes missiles into works of art. Watch the report and try to answer the following questions. The additional vocabulary at the end should assist your comprehension. Please click the link to watch the video on bbc website…

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Mint Lemonade the Levantine Way Posted by on Sep 3, 2016

Marhaba! Summer is not almost gone or at least that’s what I am trying to convince myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fall season, but having a few more summer days is great. To keep up the summer spirit, today I am sharing a recipe for one my favorite beverages: Mint Lemonade. But…

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Is Syria’s History Beyond Saving? Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

Marhaba! In the past I have discussed the effects of the ongoing war in Syria on the country’s most important world renowned historical sites. A year later and it seems the situation is not getting any better. Today I am sharing parts of a news article that I came across about the latest attacks on…

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More Sad News from Syria (2) Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

Marhaba! I am sure you were also as sad and disappointed to learn that the devastating war in Syria is affecting world class historical sites in the Arab world. Among the many states and internal organizations to pay attention to such devastation, the U.S. State Department issued a statement regarding these devastating events. You can…

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