Sarah Ventre

The World

An ancient Yemenite delicacy is passed down through generations


Hilbe is Yemenite delicacy made from fenugreek seeds. It’s mentioned in ancient Jewish and historical texts and is said to have many health benefits. One family in Jerusalem shares its love for the special sauce.

Even in the ‘Oasis of Peace’ — where Arabs and Jews are neighbors — residents struggle to talk about the Israel-Hamas war 

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These Israelis are trying to counter other Israelis blocking humanitarian aid to Gaza

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People watch the Purim parade in Jerusalem, Monday, March 25, 2024. For the first time after 42 years and amid the Israel-Hamas war, Jerusalem holds a Purim parade on Monday. 

‘Our joy is limited’: A subdued Purim in Israel during wartime 

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A main street on the edge of Mea She'arim, a Haredi (religious) neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Neturei Karta: an Orthodox Jewish sect that doesn’t believe in the concept of a Jewish state of Israel

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