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Our World After Coronavirus

Pandemics have always troubled human civilizations throughout history. Many of these widespread diseases have had severe impacts on human society from causing death to large numbers of the global population, to contributing to an end of a civilization. During the reign of Justinian I, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire …

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Suffering a Pandemic in Desperate Search of Blessings

The roads are emptied, the courtyards are silent, except for some pigeons fluttering in and out, cooing in search of a mate. Very busy public spaces are so devoid of people, you’d never run into anyone. The skies are full of mainly empty “ghost” planes. Cafes and restaurants barely opening, …

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Drinking Mate in The Time of Coronavirus

When visiting a house in Mount Lebanon, you are bound to be greeted with a broad smile, a tray of different snacks, and a steaming gourd of yerba maté. A slightly bitter herbal drink, maté is made with the leaves and stems of a bush (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire) native …

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Alarming Rise of Divorce in Lebanon: A Deeper Look

There is an alarming increase of divorces in Lebanon! Divorce rates increased from 25% to 40% in Lebanon in 2017, according to The Monthly Magazine. Even before, the divorce rate in Lebanon increased by a whopping 55 percent between 2000 and 2013, from published statistics at the United Nation’s ESCWA! …

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  • Our World After Coronavirus

    Pandemics have always troubled human civilizations throughout history. Many of these widespread diseases have had severe impacts on human society from causing death to large numbers of the global population, to contributing to an end of a civilization. During the reign of Justinian I, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire …

    Read More »
  • Suffering a Pandemic in Desperate Search of Blessings

  • The Power of Fasting for the Faithful

  • Raising Special Needs Children in a Religious Community

    Raising children properly has always been the most difficult challenge for many parents. Some Druze parents model the behavior of their own parents, being inspired by how they were raised themselves. Others behave according to information acquired through books, websites, or formal advice. Yet one of the major determinants of …

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