Yolu sosyalizmden anarşizme, bohemlikten akademiye, ticaretten aristokrasiye sonra da tekkeye düşen, o gün bugündür durmaksızın aşk ile “hu” çeken, halen New York’taki Cerrahi- Halveti Tekkesi’nin şeyhi olan Tosun Bekir Bayraktaroğlu’nun İstanbul’da olduğunu duyunca heyecanlandım. Tanımak, sizlerle de tanıştırmak için. Müthiş bir arayışın ve buluşun hikayesi onunki. Ona herkes “Tosun Baba” diyor, ben de öyle dedim. Sorular sordum, cevaplar aldım.
December 20, 2007 - Muslims gathered yesterday to celebrate their prophets and remember their willingness to do God's will. Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to prove devotion to God, a story also studied by Christian and Jews, could put into perspective some considerably lesser trials of modern-day life, said Yurdaer Doganata, assistant to the imam at the Jerrahi Mosque.
November 7, 2007
Chestnut Ridge school plans benefit for capital campaign
CHESTNUT RIDGE - A fund-raiser at the Green Meadow Waldorf School this weekend will give area residents an opportunity to experience culture, music, dance and food from Turkey and the Balkans. The Sunday event highlights the relationship between the school and its neighbor, Jerrahi Mosque, the sponsor of the event. The benefit will feature two parts.
The Sufi ceremony, which will be held first, will feature whirling dervishes.
November 10, 2005
Khurram Saeed, Staff of THE JOURNAL NEWS
CHESTNUT RIDGE - Valerie Plauche always understood the enormity of her family's loss from Hurricane Katrina, but it was only recently that she began to feel it.
It's been 75 days since Plauche, a 10th-generation New Orleanian, her husband, Daniel Baruch, and their 3-year-old daughter, Lelia, fled their Lakeview neighborhood for points north, including Rockland.
August 18, 2004
Khurram Saeed, Staff of THEJOURNAL NEWS
Still sniffling from the cold she caught in Chile last month, Nuranisa
Rae livens up as soon as she starts talking about the homes she and her
friends built for that nation’s poor.
The two-room wood houses were simple, but judging by the reactions of
Chile’s indigenous people, Rae, 17, said one would have thought they