IDENTITY / POTENTIAL / IDEAS

Opening with the question, where are you from, our first issue refreshed and examined our own understanding of the Levant, introducing our readers to a region that is relatable regardless of where you are technically from. Our second issue takes it one step further. 2019 is a time where just about anything is within reach, authentic regional cuisine, traditional garb, contemporary culture - it's all an Uber ride away. Origin is a starting point but what defines a person is not where they are from but rather what they choose to be a part of in the present.

As Promised magazine brings new meaning to the word origin and gives readers the chance to customize the elements of their reality. 




 
 
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The Levant (/ləˈvænt/)

 

is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean. In its widest historical sense, the Levant included all of the eastern Mediterranean with its islands and all of the countries along the Eastern Mediterranean shores.

The term entered English in the late 15th century from French. It derives from the Italian Levante, meaning "rising", implying the rising of the sun in the east.

 

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Illustration by Maya Ish-Shalom