Ashley Makar is the Community Liaison for IRIS--Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, in New Haven, CT. She's the author of You Were Strangers and a co-editor of Killing the Buddha, an online magazine of religion and culture.
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Mourning in the Language of Tisha B’Av

A makeshift ritual to grieve for Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel

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Exodus

As southern Sudan votes on independence, Sudanese refugees working in the resorts of Eilat consider returning to their own promised land