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The Failures of an American Muslim and Jewish Dialogue

The Failures of an American Muslim and Jewish Dialogue

In the wake of the conflict in Gaza, an original member of the Muslim Leadership Initiative, a controversial program aimed at connecting American Muslims with Jewish Americans and Israelis, reflects on its shortcomings and his own efforts to shift U.S. foreign policy.

Because You’re Worth It: How the US Egg Donation Industry Monetizes Beauty

Because You’re Worth It: How the US Egg Donation Industry Monetizes Beauty

New Lines interviewed dozens of egg donors, intended parents and fertility agencies, piecing together a picture of an industry that trades in the commodification of women and human genetic material, raising serious ethical questions about how the worth of a person should be measured.

Folk Music Is Helping Ukrainians Make Sense of Their Recent History

Folk Music Is Helping Ukrainians Make Sense of Their Recent History

President Vladimir Putin’s invasion has spurred an all-encompassing attempt by Ukrainians to rediscover their country’s history, language and culture after centuries of suppression and co-optation by Moscow. Music, particularly folk songs and instruments, is integral to these efforts.

How Defining ‘Refugees’ Shapes the Lives of Millions

How Defining ‘Refugees’ Shapes the Lives of Millions

The approach of the U.S. to those who seek asylum within its borders has changed over time, its definitions and rules reshaped by ideologies from racial hierarchy to Cold War anticommunism — with major legal consequences for those affected as well as significant influence on how Americans perceive and welcome them.

Gaza in a Million Pieces

Gaza in a Million Pieces

I walk past beds of children in bandages, children with metal rods poking out of tiny legs and arms, children with burns, children with necrotic tissue. Like many others, I watched Gaza’s horror unfold on TV and social media and lacked the words to express it. I am here; I am seeing it for myself. I understand so much more, and yet I find myself even more incapable of articulating the extent of what I am witnessing.