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On Poets and Stadiums: Announcing the Fall 2021 FOOTBALL-themed Issue of ArabLit Quarterly

The Fall 2021 issue of ArabLit Quarterly is now available to digital subscribers through Exact Editions (for individual and institutional subscribers) as well as GumRoad, and print editions are available in online shipped from the US, UK, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Australia, and elsewhere: Introduction When Naguib Mahfouz was a boy, he tells us, two paths lay before him. There was the path of the literature he loved to read and write. He could take t...
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Yom Kippur is a time for atonement

  Beginning at sunset today, Jews celebrate Yom Kippur, the holiest day of their year. To commemorate the holiday, many  Jews commonly spend the day in prayer at their synagogue. According to Leviticus 16:29 in the Bible, using the Jewish calendar, “And it shall be a statute for ever unto you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger that sojourneth among.”   The month is called Tishri. “It’s ...
Tags: Opinion, Jerusalem, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Orange County, Leviticus, Irvine, Richard Steinberg, Tishri, Congregation Shir Ha Ma'alot


The most common side effects to expect after your Pfizer booster: headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site

A health worker administers the Pfizer vaccine in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on August 29, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shot yields mild to moderate side effects, much like its second dose. Injection-site pain is most common after a booster, according to data released Wednesday. People who received a third dose of Pfizer's vaccine also frequently reported headaches and fatigue. See more stor...
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Salem's Lot: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Salem's Lot" is revving up for its third screen adaptation, and this time it will be getting the movie treatment rather than another TV miniseries treatment. If you're a fan of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel or any of its adaptations, consider this the knock on the window from the pale, floating boy with fangs and dark circle...
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There Is No Raffle Like This One – Win A $1,000,000 Dream Apartment In Jerusalem! Early Bird Raffle + All Orders Doubled!

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Kape Technologies Buys ExpressVPN for $936 Million

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - British-Israeli digital security software provider Kape Technologies PLC said on Monday it was buying virtual private network...
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Palestinian Stabs Two in Jerusalem Shop Before Being Shot, Israeli Police Say

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two people in a Jerusalem cosmetics shop on Monday before being shot and wounded by police,...
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Salem’s Lot: Gary Dauberman’s Stephen King Adaptation Sets Release Date

New Line Cinema’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tale Salem’s Lot has set a September 9, 2022 release date, according to Deadline. Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) will play Ben Mears, with Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of) as Matthew Burke, Makenzie Leigh (The Assistant) as Susan Norton, Spencer Treat Clark (Animal Kingdom) as Mike Ryerson, and Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (See) as Dr. Cody. William Sadler (Bill & Ted Face the Music, The Shawshank Redemption) will also...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Oscar, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Warner Bros, Emmy, Rob Lowe, King, Annabelle, Epix, Mears, New Line Cinema


Israeli Officers Shoot Dead Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem Old City: Officials

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian who attempted to stab police officers in Jerusalem's Old City on...
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Israeli Police Kill Suspected Jerusalem Palestinian Attacker

A Palestinian suspected attacker has died shortly after being wounded by Israeli police gunfire in Jerusalem where he had reportedly tried to stab officers.
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There Is No Raffle Like This One – Win A $1,000,000 Dream Apartment In Jerusalem! Early Bird Raffle + All Orders Doubled!

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William Sadler Joins Salem’s Lot as Production Begins on Film Adaptation

Following the recent addition of acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard as Dr. Cody, Bill & Ted Face the Music actor William Sadler took to Twitter to reveal that he has officially joined the cast of New Line Cinema’s upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Salem’s Lot. The 71-year-old actor also went on to confirm that production on the Gary Dauberman-directed pic has already started in Boston. Just started filming “Salem’s Lot” based on @StephenKing’s terrifying novel.  Stay ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Rob Lowe, King, Vertigo, Sadler, Epix, Mears, Blumhouse, New Line Cinema, Woodard


'Salem's Lot Stealthily Adds King Adaptation Vet William Sadler, Already On Set

Well well well, look who's going to pop up in Gary Dauberman's feature-length adaptation of Stephen King's famous vampire novel, "'Salem's Lot." It's none other than William Sadler, who is no stranger to the world of King adaptations. He portrayed a prison inmate in Frank Darabont's all-timer "The Shawshank Redemption" as well as one of the poor bastards stuck in that little corner store in "The Mist" and the devastated father of two murdered girls in "The Green Mile."Now, he'll be joining an al...
Tags: Movies, News, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Catholic, Alfre Woodard, Frank Darabont, Clark, Callahan, Sadler, Matthew Burke, James Wan, SlashFilm, William Sadler, Gary Dauberman


For #WorldKidLit Month: 10 Tips for Purchasing Arabic Children’s Literature for Libraries

On Tuesdays during #WorldKidLit Month, we aim to talk about literature for young readers in and translated from Arabic. For this first librarian-focused installment, we asked a leading Swedish librarian to give advice for other librarians around the world looking to build their collections in Arabic: Back in 2018, Risberg said in an interview with Publishing Perspectives that her library already had 2000 Arabic books for children and young readers. After all, Arabic is now the second-most use...
Tags: Books, Sweden, Interviews, Jerusalem, Syria, Gaza, Palestine, Libraries, Taher, Librarians, Damascus, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Noor, Mansour, Lina


The Latest: Israel soon allowing some tour groups to visit

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel says it will soon reopen its gates to foreign tour groups — even as it battles one of the world’s highest rates of coronavirus infections. The country’s Tourism Ministry on Sunday said it will begin allowing organized tour groups into the country beginning Sept. 19. Tourists will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, present a negative PCR test before their flight and undergo both PCR and serological testing upon arrival. Visitors would have to...
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The Latest: US hopes to start COVID boosters on Sept. 20

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert says he believes delivery of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots will be able to start Sept. 20 for Americans who received Pfizer doses, while Moderna’s may end up rolling out a couple weeks later. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that it is still the Biden administration’s plan “in some respects” to begin the third doses the week of Sept. 20, pending approval by the Food and Drug Administrati...
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Donald Trump takes a swipe at Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File Donald Trump complained about Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him in 2020. The former president made the comments in a conference call featuring religious leaders. The move could be seen to shore up his religious conservative base ahead of the next election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former president Donald Trump complained about Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him in the 2020 election despi...
Tags: Politics, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Catholic, Christian, Biden, Donald Trump, Jewish, Catholics, White, Trump, Paula White


Alfre Woodard to Play Dr. Cody in Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot Adaptation

Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, Miss Evers’ Boys, See) has joined New Line Cinema and filmmaker Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot adaptation as Dr. Cody, according to Deadline. In Stephen King’s novel, Dr. Cody is a male character, Jimmy Cody, who assists Ben Mears in battling the vampires who have infested Jerusalem’s Lot. Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) will play Ben Mears, with Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of) as Matthew Burke, Makenzie Le...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Emmy, Rob Lowe, King, Annabelle, Golden Globe, Cody, Epix, Mears, New Line Cinema


The 20 Greatest War Films Of All Time

It's hard to reckon with the consequences of war, but great films have explored the devastating impacts of combat since the earliest days of cinema. War footage was shown in early movie houses in the form of newsreels and propaganda films, and the gripping images became etched in the minds of many filmmakers.Cinema has looked to many historical conflicts for inspiration. Historical epics that told grandiose stories have used large budgets to bring these larger-than-life stories and characters to...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Jerusalem, Fox, Thailand, Pennsylvania, United States, Ireland, Oliver Stone, British Army, Cambodia, Stanley Kubrick, Liam Neeson, Sam Mendes, Bale, Kubrick


World’s Only Manufacturer Of Biblical Harps Destroyed In Wildfire

“Founded in 1984 by American immigrants Shoshanna and Micah Harrari, the tiny workshop” — called King David Harps and located near Jerusalem — “was known internationally for its instruments, which are modeled after archaeological findings and specifications found in Talmudic and biblical verses.” – Tablet
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Israel says US plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate is ‘bad idea’

Foreign minister warns reviving site traditionally used for diplomacy with Palestinians could be ‘destabilising’Israel has said a US plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem that was traditionally a base for diplomatic outreach to Palestinians is a “bad idea” and could destabilise the prime minister’s new government.The previous US administration of Donald Trump signalled support for Israel’s claim on Jerusalem as its capital by moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv and subsuming the consulate...
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Israel Opposes U.S. Plan to Reopen Jerusalem Embassy as 'Destabilising'

By Dan WilliamsJERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel said on Wednesday that a U.S. plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem that has traditionally been a...
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Biden Plan to Reopen Jerusalem Consulate for Palestinians a 'Bad Idea', Israeli FM Says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel believes the Biden administration's plan to reopen the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to provide diplomatic outreach to...
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Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot Adds Bill Camp, Makenzie Leigh & Spencer Treat Clark

Following the recent news that Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale) landed the lead role of Ben Mears in filmmaker Gary Dauberman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, Deadline brings word that Emmy nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of, The Queen’s Gambit, The Outsider), Makenzie Leigh (The Assistant, Gotham, The Slap), and Spencer Treat Clark (Animal Kingdom, Mystic River, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will join Pullman in the horror feature. Camp will play Matthew Burke in the adaptation, wit...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Rob Lowe, King, Annabelle, Clark, Pullman, Leigh, Epix, Mears, New Line Cinema, Matthew Burke


Biden raised reopening of Jerusalem consulate, opposition to evictions, with PM

In call with US Jewish leaders, senior administration official present during Oval Office meet says US president told Bennett he plans...
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Lewis Pullman to Play Ben Mears in Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot Adaptation

Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale, Catch-22, Top Gun: Maverick), son of Independence Day and The Sinner star Bill Pullman, has landed the lead role as Ben Mears in filmmaker Gary Dauberman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production on the film is scheduled to begin this September in Boston. RELATED: Chapelwaite Red Band Trailer Starring Adrien Brody in EPIX’s Stephen King Series In the 1975 horror novel, author Ben Mears returns to the tow...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Rob Lowe, Bill Pullman, Adrien Brody, Annabelle, Epix, Mears, New Line Cinema, Andrew Childs, Larry Cohen, David Soul


Salem's Lot Finds Its Leading Vampire Victim, Er, Leading Man

The Stephen King adaptation train keeps on chugging along. The latest news: Lewis Pullman has joined the cast of the new incarnation of "Salem's Lot," which is being written and directed by "It" screenwriter Gary Dauberman. The famous vampire novel has actually never been adapted to the big screen before -- the two previous adaptations were both TV miniseries. The story concerns a small town in Maine (naturally, it's Stephen King) that becomes overrun with vampires. I hate when that happens.  Le...
Tags: Movies, News, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Maine, Salem, Rob Lowe, Annabelle, Ben, Pullman, Barlow, Epix, Mears, Tobe Hooper, James Wan, SlashFilm


Yiddish and Arabic Overlap.

Alexander Jabbari at Newslines : Through modern Hebrew, Yiddish words occasionally find their way into Arabic. A notable example in Palestinian Arabic is balagan, meaning “chaos,” borrowed from Hebrew. […] While balagan came to Palestinian Arabic through Hebrew, the source of the Hebrew word was likely Yiddish. The word is ultimately from Persian bālākhāna, meaning “upper room” or “chamber.” It passed from Persian into Tatar or another Turkic language and from there entered Russian as balagan, ...
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Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead

By SAYED ZIARMAL HASHEMI, JILL LAWLESS and JON GAMBRELL KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a second explosion has gone off outside Kabul airport. The twin suicide attacks killed at least 13 people and wounded another 15. U.S. officials said that American personnel were wounded in the blast, without elaborating. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing operations. The blasts happened outside the airport, where thousands of Afghans have gathered hoping to join ...
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9 Short Stories by Syrian Women, in Translation

As far as we know, there is not an anthology of work by Syrian women writers, in English translation: There is the collection Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, ed. Malu Halasa, Nawara Mahfoud, and Zaher Omareen, and there is Timeless Tales, ed. Zulaikha Abu Risha and tr. Serene Huleileh, an anthology that collects 21 folktales told by Syrian refugees (some of them women), in English and Arabic. Although there are more recent anthologies about Syria and Syrians, there does no...
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