More than Cousins Arabic vocabulary: Binti: my daughter (term of endearment) Jid: Grandfather Jadda: Grandmother Na-am: Yes Hijab: Headscarf ‘Um: Mother As she lay taking chemotherapy in room 12B, Mary thought of the beautiful Icon of Kazan.  Years ago, she had had it framed in an elegant gold frame, mounted on a rich velvet background.   […]

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