By Gary Wasserman
A Secret Seder in Qatar
During my eight years teaching at Georgetown University’s branch in Doha, Qatar, my wife Ann and I tried to hold a Seder in our home on Passover. While not banned, Passover was not exactly a cause for public celebration in the Wahhabi Arab Gulf state, with many, many Muslims and very, very few Jews. I…
Teaching In Qatar — And Keeping My Jewish Identity Secret
“I have my religion, and you have your religion.’ Qur’an (109:6) One of my best students, Assad, came up to me one day after Introduction to International Relations class to ask, with a smile, if he could touch me. Turning to his friend with a twinkle in his eyes, he grinned that he had never…
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