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  • Bethlehem sculptors tell stories in olive wood

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    Ibrahim Giacaman can talk sculpture. Trained in Florence, Italy, and raised in a family of olive wood artisans, he works out of the family business on Manger Square in Bethlehem, where, hundreds of styles of nativities line the shops’s shelves. While nativities hand-carved in Bethlehem can be kept always as family heirlooms and treasured keepsakes, during Lent, buyers often...

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  • Collectible dolls commemorate lost Palestinian towns

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    The Fabric of Our Lives

    The distinct embroidery of “lost” Palestinian villages is being preserved through a doll-making initiative of the East Jerusalem Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). Roughly 500 Palestinian villages were depopulated during the establishment of the new nation of Israel in 1948. Some people were violently displaced; others abandoned their homes fearing the spread of violence....

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  • Campaign Supports Rawdat School

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    A fund-raising effort for the Rawdat El-Zuhar School in East Jerusalem will kick-off financial campaigns for Pal Craftaid this year. The Rawdat School was the recipient of a $40,000 gift from the Knott-DePond Fund several years ago to celebrate the service of Rev. Elizabeth Knott and Connie DePond. Knott founded the organization and DePond worked with her to establish...

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