Ben has spent over a decade as a journalist for Al Jazeera and other outlets. With extensive experience in the languages and societies of the Middle East, the Baltimore native was a Fulbright Scholar in cultural geography. He studied digital media at Columbia University School of Journalism.
Avishay is a scholar of Middle Eastern cultures and Jewish history. Being fluent in Hebrew and English helped him translate the complexities of the original version of the cookbook. Born in Kibbutz Na’an but raised in New York, he has bridged the American and Israeli cultural landscapes.
Experienced content developer and social media expert for news and public affairs websites.
Social worker, humanitarian, and mother of 2 talented children who speak more languages than anyone.
Erudite polyglot and scholar of the Semitic world, with roots in Ethiopia and Yemen.
Teacher and scientist with the ability to dig deep into the problems that surround us.
Gifted producer, DJ, gallerist, and trailblazing founder of the Sephardic Music Festival.
Elder of his people, historian, prolific author, and head of the Israelite Samaritan Information Center.
Spiritual leader at East End Temple, committed activist, and passionate blogger.
Documentary filmmaker who explores the complexities of societal fault lines.
Education and social policy expert with extensive regional experience and scholarship.
Graphics prodigy with a feel for typographic brilliance and the passion of a revolutionary.