Berkley Center Knowledge Resources Home Berkley Center Home Berkley Center on iTunes U Berkley Center's YouTube Channel Berkley Center's Vimeo Channel Berkley Center's YouTube Channel Berkley Center's iTunes Page Berkley Center's Twitter Page Berkley Center's Facebook Page Berkley Center's Vimeo Channel Berkley Center's YouTube Channel Berkley Center's iTunes Page WFDD's Twitter Page WFDD's Facebook Page Doyle Undergraduate Initiatives Undergraduate Learning and Interreligious Understanding Survey Junior Year Abroad Network Undergraduate Fellows Knowledge Resources KR Classroom Resources KR Countries KR Traditions KR Topics Berkley Center Home Berkley Center Knowledge Resources Berkley Center Home Berkley Center Forum Back to the Berkley Center World Faiths Development Dialogue Back to the Berkley Center Religious Freedom Project Back to the Berkley Center Religious Freedom Project Blog Back to the Berkley Center Catholic Social Thought Back to the Berkley Center Normative Orders Collaborative
April 18, 2014  |  About the Berkley Center  |  Directions to the Center  |  Subscribe
 
Programs People Publications Events For Students Resources Religious Freedom Project WFDD

Richie Frohlichstein

Richie Frohlichstein, from St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Georgetown in 2011 with a major in Spanish. Richie participated in the Berkley Center's Junior Year Abroad Network from Cairo, Egypt, during the fall of 2009.

Richie Frohlichstein on Arab Hospitality

November 18, 2009

A few weeks ago, after friends returned from Syria with rave travel reviews, I decided I must venture out of Cairo to see it for myself. Syria is possibly the Middle East’s greatest treasure with regards to history and culture. Damascus was home to the first major Arab Caliphate, the Umayyad, and some of the buildings from the 8th century Empire are still standing.

Richie Frohlichstein on Islam in Daily Life

October 13, 2009

Before coming to Egypt, I considered myself to be somewhat aware of the religion of Islam. I knew the name of the prophet Muhammad and the basic succession history. I studied world history in both high school and at Georgetown and had learned about the five pillars. Though raised as a Christian, I had attended – and thoroughly enjoyed – an open prayer service one Friday led by Georgetown’s Imam Yahya Hendi.