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    Ramadan is a month of Muslims’ calendar which all adult Muslims who can have to fast from sunrise to sunset during this month. How they fast during the CoronaViros? Every year Ramadan enters with different

    Ramadan And The Different Rituals

    Ramadan is a month of Muslims' calendar which all adult Muslims who can have to fast from sunrise to sunset during this month. How they fast during the CoronaViros? Every year Ramadan enters with different weather. Therefore, the crisis...

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    • Ishak, I completely agree with you. I think this virus has really changed the world in so many ways. To hear that your religion was affected is truly saddening. Many large events are being altered, and there is nothing we can do to fix it. We can only make the best of the situation at hand. In my religion class, we actually read about how Ramadan was being affected by COVID-19, here’s the link: https://religionnews.com/2020/04/23/during-ramadan-in-quarantine-muslims-get-creative-to-preserve-community/. It talks about how people are dealing with it. By setting up zoom meetings, using social media, or even mailing things to each other, the interaction can be felt in a way. I know Ramadan is very much based on the idea of community, and without it, I bet it is hard. It is like you are just going through the motions in a way, and not fully experiences Ramadan. However, the virus has made us manage the times differently. I know that you have been able to adapt with the situation, and the internet and social media, as you said, really helps. Finally, I agree with your statement that this virus makes us think about our blessings and helps us realize that we must cherish the time we have before our lives can be changed like they have now. I think this piece was very good, and I applaud you for working through Ramadan to the best of your abilities. I loved hearing about your experience in past years, it seems like a very influential moment in your life. Hopefully you make it through Ramadan, and I hope to hear about your experience, and what you did to adapt. Stay safe!

    • Hi! It’s crazy to read and hear about how the virus is affecting so many people and religions. In all honestly, when this first began, I was so excited because no school, but after a few weeks passed, I started realizing how bad this is affecting everyone. But like you said, this situation has made us focus on the positives of the Internet and focus on the memories we’ve made before this happened.

    • Dear Ishak, I agree with you that COVID-19 has affected Ramadan a lot because in some countries Mosques were closed, and many people were sad. I hope that the everything will get better soon. I am looking forward to your writing.🙂🙂

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    Everyone dreams of a cruise in a yacht, but have you ever thought what would happen at sea with more than two hundred people in one ship? I fled from the war in Yemen and there was no way but to travel but by

    Crossing The Red Sea

    Everyone dreams of a cruise in a yacht, but have you ever thought what would happen at sea with more than two hundred people in one ship? I fled from the war in Yemen and there was no way...

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    • good job ishak I really liked your story and I see how hard was for you to come to the united state
      keep going

    • Dear Ishak
      I am surprised by your post “Crossing The Red Sea” because it looks really good
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ” people always think that I’m not strong, with a small, sacred heart, but the reality is on the inside I am a volcano” I think this because people also think that about me too they think that because I’m still a kid and scared and stuff like that but they can’t read us from inside because inside us there is a whole different world.
      This reminds me of an experience I had once when I was in Yemen at those days when they were the war the aggression they were Rockets hit and there were somebody parts were in our roof because there was a big explosion in the mountain and our house was under the mountain. Thanks for your writing I look forward to seeing what you write next.

    • Dear Ishak,
      I am inspired by your post, thinking that you and your family had to run out of your own country because of war and because everything was turning inside out, the story make me think about a book I read and also today in my country the same thing is happening not a war between countries but a civil war and now my country turned inside out.
      I also like this passage from your story I was lying on my back and meditating on the stars because I could not sleep, and the sea was all around me, calm. My nephew and my cousin are asleep as if they were unconscious. Because I can create the image of trying to sleep while your family is deeply in sleep.
      I really loved your story I think it was kind of an adventure.

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    I was raised by the biggest Castel opposite my old windows. 

    I am from Taiz, the sound of motorcycles in the neighborhood. 

    I am a piece of Arab origin. 

    I was raised by historical country.

    I am fr

    What I am made of?

    I was raised by the biggest Castel opposite my old windows.  I am from Taiz, the sound of motorcycles in the neighborhood.  I am a piece of Arab origin.  I was raised by historical country. I am from the sound of video games...

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    • Dear Ishak:
      I am inspired by your poem, “What I am made of,” because it shows so many memorable moments. your poem is so toughing because you quoted so many things that everybody goes through every day
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I am made of sharing my opinion,” I think this is an interesting quote that shows how you like speaking your mind in your own way because it helps others know you understand.
      Your poem reminds me of a story I read when I was little. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I enjoyed it.

    • You’re poem described who you are. It was a deep representation filled with imagery and ethos letting us the audience gain a better understanding of you. This doesn’t only let us see you but it allowed you to learn about yourself and the real you. Ishak you were able to connect the you in the present with the you from the past and some future. When you say what you are made of shows whats meaningful to you and allows you to represent yourself with such things whether they be your family, culture or you hobbies.

      If I were to write a poem like such it would include my family, my hobbies which include the arts and running along with my goals and what inspires me. Many people could find their true selves if they were to write such a poem due to the deep thinking connected with the topic, the sentence frame.

      Is there something else you wish you would have included in your post?

    • Dear Ishak,
      I am thrilled with your poem, “What Am I Made Of?” because of your clear faith and knowledge of yourself and who you are in your home town and in a Manhattan.
      One line that stands out for me is, “ I was raised by the Sunset over the Island I am from a view of Manhattan in the West”. I think these lines are powerful because it shows you’re appreciative of both of your settings and surroundings. Your poem helps me understand that your home will always be your home no matter if you’re far or not. Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

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    When I go backpictures of the past comethe most pleasant memories have become fairy talesCome and then go.  Look with other eyesChanging colors may talk to me teach meIf it had been, I would draw you into o

    "I won't go back"

    When I go backpictures of the past comethe most pleasant memories have become fairy talesCome and then go.  Look with other eyesChanging colors may talk to me teach meIf it had been, I would draw you into oblivionOrchards bloom when...

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    Bombing, Damaging, Smoking,

    Screaming, broking,

    Get a staff to the  car

    Running away from the city

    One week there is no way to live

    Traveling to Africa

    Using a boat,

    No way except the sea.

    One day

    Hard Journey Hard Life

    Bombing, Damaging, Smoking, Screaming, broking, Get a staff to the  car Running away from the city One week there is no way to live Traveling to Africa Using a boat, No way except the sea. One day seeing only a sea and the...

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    Learn a New Language, To Learn More Ideas

    My name is Ishak, and I come from Yemen. My parents speak Arabic to me.  I came to the U.S. about three years ago, and I thought it would be hard to learning English. I feel like I learn...

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    • Hi Ishak,
      I would like to say that I was very impressed with this piece of writing even more so when I learned that you only started learning English three years ago. I though you brought up a lot of good points about how being multilingual can never be anything other a positive thing. I myself wish I was able to speak more than one language. It appalls me that people in this country still do not respect others cultures and languages. Are you still learning Spanish? Can’t wait to see what else you write.
      Violet

    • Dear Ishak,

      I am really impressed with your work. Your podcast could relate to a lot of people, there experiences of language loss.

      One aspect of your podcast that stood out for me was: when you said people make fun of Arabic language. I think that’s not right to make fun of any language in general. People could speak the language they want, nobody is perfect.

      Your podcast reminds me of something that happened to me. I’m not really good at reading or writing in Arabic. A lot of times my siblings makes fun of me speaking Arabic.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it was really good, keep up. !!

    • This is very interesting commentary, Ishak. I am impressed that after only three years in the U.S. you have developed very strong English skills. According to The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-benefits-of-bilingualism.html#), being bilingual makes you think about the world in a different way, and in turn makes you smarter. Many people believe that when you speak another language, your thought process is very different from when you speak your own language which in turn helps you see the world in an entirely new way. I will look forward to your next post.

    • Ishak,
      I really enjoyed your post. You title caught my attention because I think people do not think about expanding their mind by learning new languages to further their education about the word we live in. Learning new languages will certainly help you become more intelligent and understand why certain things happen in the world. You may enjoy this article: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/advantages-of-learning-a-foreign-language/

    • Ishak, I enjoyed reading your post, and I’m impressed with your English skills with only three years of learning. I would agree that being bilingual or multilingual is definitely a huge advantage in life. You may find this article helpful: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160811-the-amazing-benefits-of-being-bilingual. I’m looking forward to seeing what you write next.

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       Today South Africa decided to rise up against the brutality of a white-only government to change South Africa. In 1976 in Soweto, South Africa, 10,000-15,000 of students protested against apartheid. The s

    Victims Of Soweto

       Today South Africa decided to rise up against the brutality of a white-only government to change South Africa. In 1976 in Soweto, South Africa, 10,000-15,000 of students protested against apartheid. The students didn’t want to speak white Afrikaans...

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    • Dear Ishak ,

      I am excited about your post because it shows how the students went out to the street and protest because they didn’t want to speak white Afrikaans language.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They feel sad, they say this is Anti, because they dead the truth, to defined the country and make everyone equal.” I think this is sad because it show how the students want to be free and speak there own languages they didn’t want to speak white Afrikaans languages.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time when I was in Yemen and they Yemeni people went out and protest because there were other country wanted to take over and they end up killing the Yemeni people.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked the way you it because next time I will try come and visit your page because it show a lot of idea because it show how people still cares about the students who died back then in Africa.

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    Two weeks ago, in Cliffside Park High School in N.J., the English teacher said to two students when they spoke Spanish at the Algebra class: “American soldiers are not fighting for your right to speak S

    Speak "American"

    Two weeks ago, in Cliffside Park High School in N.J., the English teacher said to two students when they spoke Spanish at the Algebra class: “American soldiers are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish---- they’re fighting for...

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    • Ishak, I am also very angered by this teachers comments. I believe a diversity in languages could rather improve how America functions rather than act as a barrier. I believe this gives everyone an opportunity to step outside and learn a new language. I do not believe English should be the only spoken language in the United States at all. I think Americans need to celebrate and take pride in the level of diversity this country has to offer. I agree very much with your stance, and I hope this gave you some insight on your topic. Good job!

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    There Is A Lot Of Thing We Did Not Know Yet:

    When I saw those thing I feel  strong because most plants can’t stand on the water. That is one of the water plants.

    this is a first time I see he water plants looks

    Seeing And Thinking

    There Is A Lot Of Thing We Did Not Know Yet: When I saw those thing I feel  strong because most plants can't stand on the water. That is one of the water plants. this is a first time I see...

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    Neymar says he not got leave Barcelona, his father says yes but the Penal Condition 222m and he will be the expensive player.

    The new Manger of Barcelona says”Neymar not got leave Barcelona not gust for

    Did Neymar Leave Barcelona To PSG?

    Neymar says he not got leave Barcelona, his father says yes but the Penal Condition 222m and he will be the expensive player. The new Manger of Barcelona says"Neymar not got leave Barcelona not gust for the people it's for the...

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    • He will not leave barcelona. But he wished to be in realmadrid

    • He will leave Barcelona be cause his father likes money

    • I’m satisfied with this post because I enjoy watching Neymar play soccer through out the years and I believe that he will leave Barcelona. One quote that caught my attention was “he will be the expensive player” because no athlete in history was paid that much. I believe that will leave Barcelona for the money and that he will be the star of the team. While playing with Barcelona, he’s under the shadow of Leo Messi. With this move to PSG, Neymar will become the new face of the team. In conclusion, Neymar will leave Barcelona and move to Paris with the highest paid record.

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    Ishak's Feelings About Life

    Relaxing Enthuse Amused Happy Strong

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    The Era Of Friends

     

    WHAT I KNOW:

    What I know about my friends they keep study and help their family.

    I know one of my friend his mother died before the war because she sick, and he works in his

    The Era Of Friends: Where are my friends?

    The Era Of Friends   WHAT I KNOW: What I know about my friends they keep study and help their family. I know one of my friend his mother died before the war because she sick, and he works in his father's store....

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    • Dear Ishak,
      This post shares a beautiful vision. Your idea about “the era of friends” inspires me – it makes me think about how much in the world could change if everyone tried to make an era of friends. From your writing, I can tell that you feel a love for the country you are from. I am curious to know more about what you mean when you say that you hope everyone in your country will “back think and think about the citizen.”
      Thank you for sharing your writing.

      Ada

    • Thank you for sharing this.
      The worldwide refugee situation is so difficult. But it is the power of love and friends that can make it better.
      I really like when you say “War will not make us surrender to the goal we desire.”
      I hope you are doing well here and that you keep sharing your writing.

      karen

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    Mother gives you hope:

    By: Ishak Isa

    Do not cry, baby

    From your silk heart to please don’t cut

    off hope is a work effort and effort is not wasted

    Hope work effort

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    Do not cry, ba

    Mother Gives You Hope

      Mother gives you hope: By: Ishak Isa Do not cry, baby From your silk heart to please don’t cut off hope is a work effort and effort is not wasted Hope work effort ----- Do not cry, baby From your silk heart to please don’t cut off...

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    Future Thinking

      I come from Yemen            It’s my love,  the heart Like when the blood come out from the veins, I come from warm weather, And blood brothers trees shaped like umbrellas…. When I sleep I dream at night  about Yemen, I...

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