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Fasting from hatred and separation

From the July 8, 2013 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

When my husband won a coveted Fulbright Scholarship as a visiting professor in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, I was excited about accompanying him and living in a modern Middle Eastern country that liked Americans.   Our hopes and aspirations were dampened, however, when we learned we would not be posted in the thriving capital of Amman but in a northern town close to the Syrian border.