Keeping the Faith in the Land of The Free

Keeping the Faith in the Land of The Free

Hello, my name is Robin Hanasab. My relationship with the Wise Community began in the 7th grade, roughly three decades ago. At the time, for me, it was the natural next step in my Jewish education. Growing up in a traditional Persian Jewish household, who escaped from Iran to pursue religious freedom, there was no … Continued

Iran: B.O and Bad Breath

As the fourteenth country of the forty three that we would visit on our drive from Australia to Scotland, Iran was exciting and new; experiencing so many different ways of life in such a short period of time though we were becoming very used to adapting to cultural habits that we would usually find uncomfortable … Continued

A Taste of Immortality – Part 3

One of the tombs of an Achaemenid king at Naqsh-e Rustam. All four tombs are carved out of the rock face. A pool view of the Eram Garden. The colorful patterns of a mosaic at the Eram Garden. Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is surrounded by small fountains. Considered once a pivotal stop in the … Continued

A Taste of Immortality- Part 1

“Everyone walks through life but it is those who look to learn from people coming from different walks of life that travel the farthest.” True learning for me is something that happens in gradual steps not something that I acquire at a first glance. For this very reason, when traveling to Iran became a possibility, … Continued

A Night on the Afghani Border

I traveled by Ford Econoline van from Athens to Kabul in 1976.  In total I spent 7 weeks in Afghanistan after arriving in the capital city, traveling by public bus, hitchhiking, and by arranging rides with truckers.  I did some trekking and travel by horseback, too. When my travel companions and I checked out of … Continued

Turkey: To the East in 1976

I drove across Turkey in 1976 in a Ford Econoline van with two friends and a few new acquaintances, on the way from Athens to Kabul.  Some of this trip’s highlights have been related elsewhere, but events in Eastern Turkey stand out, even after all these years. The western portion of the country is a … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel