When Women Wage Peace

By Joanna Chen My friend and I arrive late at the protest tent of Women Wage Peace in Jerusalem. Temperatures …

The Road to Jericho

By Joanna Chen Photograph by Joanna Chen. All rights reserved.  Today we go to Jericho, Raz and I. It’s a …

Translating and Tweeting

By Joanna Chen I’m in the lotus position above Iceland. I have two seats to myself and one more whenever …

The Goats: A Middle Eastern Pastoral

By Joanna Chen It’s that time of year. The goats are here again. They’re back with their shepherds, munching their …

A Song in Two Voices

Image: Steven Turville By Joanna Chen The only sure thing on polling day in Israel this year was the holiday …

In Every City, A Forest

Image: Felix Kiessling By Joanna Chen The fact that a Lufthansa plane had crashed the day before I flew to …

An Unclean Break

Image: Antoine Bruy, from “Scrublands” By Joanna Chen A parachute appears, floating in a cloudless sky. It lands with a …