Why My Jordanian Students Thought I Was Lying About Judaism

As a teacher in Jordan, Elena Habersky is not allowed to mention the word ‘Israel.’ And that’s the least of her challenges.


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The Wesleyan Debate on Free Speech — and What It Means for Israel

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