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Word from Manuel Hazim

This spot has a newsletter from Manuel Hazim. It covers news and events concerning the village of Bazbina .... more >>>

Baseball

Baseball is a game that the Americans and specially the Dominicans are very fond of. Our immigrants from Bazbina have been always active in this sport - even they owned teams. The Antuns, the Musas and the Hazims owned teams in the Dominican Rep and in Puerto Rico. .... more >>>

The Bitar Family of Bazbina, Akkar. Written by Farid Abdallah Bitar (A1-12)

The little that I know about the origin of the Bitar family, I heard it when I was a child from my father in his occasional conversations with others of the family. At that time I was a child and I did not pay much attention, but after I became an adult, the bits of conversations stored in my memory came to the surface of my attention, and what I really know is not a whole lot. .... more >>>

Article on Bezbina appeared in THE DAILY STAR โ€“ By Misbah al-Ali,

BEZBINA, Lebanon: Residents of the northern district of Akkar are romantics; they wake early to see the sun rise and stay up to watch the stars in the night sky with a lullaby made up of the sounds of streams and creeks .... more >>>

ุงุญุฑุฒุช ุงู„ุฃู„ู‚ุงุจ ุจุงู„ุฌู…ู„ุฉ ุฑุบู… ุตุบุฑ ุณู†ู‘ู‡ุงุŒ ูƒุฑูŠุณุชูŠู„ ุตุงู†ุน ุฃู…ู„ ู„ุจู†ุงู† ููŠ ุฃู„ุนุงุจ ุงู„ู‚ูˆู‰: ุงู„ุฑุนุงูŠุฉ ุถุฑูˆุฑูŠุฉ ูˆู‡ุฏููŠ ุงู„ุฃูˆู„ู…ุจูŠุงุฏ

"While representing Lebanon in the Championship of West Asia, young Christelle Gabriel Saneh from Bazbina, wins 3 gold medals. The games were held in Beirut in October 2011. Christelle is aiming to represent Lebanon in the Olympics of 2016." .... more >>>

Adha and Christmas Celebrations in Bazbina. December 2010

This year the village had a great look during the Adha and Christmas celebrations. Thanks to the enthusiastic girls and boys of the village.
The Mosque was covered by lights that gave the Nebeh Square a charming look. And a Christmas tree was erected at St. Doumit church, the old church of Bazbina dated to the seventeenth century.

Mr. Ziad Saneh wrote a report on Bazbina

Mr. Ziad Saneh, the principal of the Technical College of Joumeh in Tikrit, wrote a report on Bazbina and was posted at  http://www.hiwarat-hurra.com/node/328 on April 10, 2013.
Pictures were provided by Mr. Saad Moussa and by Ziad himself. Please open the link.

Hipline of Gabriela and Samar

Gabriella Nassar sent to me an email from Berkeley announcing the success of their establishment, Hipline. Gabriella and Samar started their dancing school on College Avenue, Berkeley, California a year and a half ago. The business developed fast to a great success. Mentioned below is Gabrielas email

ุญูู„ ุชูƒุฑูŠู… ุงู„ุฑุฆูŠุณ ูุงุฑุณ ููŠ ุฏุงุฑ ู…ุทุฑุงู†ูŠุฉ ุนูƒุงุฑ

ุนูƒุงุฑ ู…ู† ู…ูŠุดุงู„ ุญู„ุงู‚

ุชุญูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‚ุงุก ุงู„ุญุงุดุฏ ุงู„ุฐูŠ ุฏุนุง ุงู„ูŠู‡ ุฑุงุนูŠ ุงุจุฑุดูŠุฉ ุนูƒุงุฑ ูˆุชูˆุงุจุนู‡ุง ู„ู„ุฑูˆู… ุงู„ุงุฑุซูˆุฐูƒุณ ุงู„ู…ุชุฑุจูˆู„ูŠุช ุจุงุณูŠู„ูŠูˆุณ ู…ู†ุตูˆุฑ ุชูƒุฑูŠู…ุง ู„ู„ู†ุงุฆุจ ุงู„ุณุงุจู‚ ู„ุฑุฆูŠุณ ุงู„ุญูƒูˆู…ุฉ ุนุตุงู… ูุงุฑุณ ุงู„ู‰ ุชุธุงู‡ุฑุฉ ู…ุญุจุฉ ูˆุชู‚ุฏูŠุฑ ู„ูุงุฑุณ ูˆุซู†ุงุก ุนู„ู‰ ุนุทุงุกุงุชู‡ ููŠ ุดุชู‰ ุงู„ู…ุฌุงู„ุงุช ุงู„ุงู†ู…ุงุฆูŠุฉ ูˆุงู„ุงู†ุณุงู†ูŠุฉ ูˆูˆูุงุก ู„ูƒู„ ุงู„ู‚ูŠู… ุงู„ุงู†ุณุงู†ูŠุฉ ูˆุงู„ูˆุทู†ูŠุฉ ุงู„ุชูŠ ู„ุทุงู„ู…ุง ู†ุงุฏู‰ ุจู‡ุง ูˆุนู…ู„ ู„ุงุฌู„ู‡ุง .

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Ceremony to Honor Mr. Issam Fares at the Orthodox Seat at Cheikh Taba, Akkar.

At an honoring ceremony on June 28th that took place at the Orthodox regional seat of "Akkar and Its Environs" in Cheikh Taba, Archbishop Basilious Mansour offered a great thanks to Mr. Issam Fares for his generous and continuous support to the people of Akkar and towards the development of the entire region... .... more >>>

Photographs by Terrence McCarthy for The New York Times

Samar Adib Nassar performs at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

On June 22nd, 2009, The New York Times published an article on the dance festival that took place in San Francisco. It was Samar the middle daughter of Adib and Patricia Nassar who drew the attention of the spectators by her professional belly dancing. She flaunted a flamboyant red brassiere, a wide expanse of bare midriff and a red skirt starting low on the pelvis. She demonstrated virtuoso bumps, grinds and rapid but complexly rhythmical undulations and isolations of pelvis and ribcage. .... more >>>

Suggestion on Nicea Doctrine

ุจูŽุนุฏ ูƒู„ู‘ ู…ุง ุณูŽุจูŽู‚ ุŒ ูˆุจูŽุนุฏ ุฃู† ู†ูŽุฏุฑุณุŒ ู„ุงุญู‚ู‹ุงุŒ ูƒู„ู…ุงุช ุฏ ุณุชูˆุฑ ุงู„ุฅูŠู…ุงู† ุงู„ู†ูŠู‚ุงูˆูŠ - ุงู„ู‚ุณุทู†ุทูŠู†ูŠ(6) ูˆุนุจุงุฑุงุชู‡ุŒ ุณุชุชูˆุถู‘ูŽุญ ู„ู„ู…ูุทู‘ูŽู„ูุน ุฅู†ู’ ูƒุงู†ุช ู‡ู†ุงูƒ ูุงุฆุฏุฉ ุฃู… ู„ุงุŒ ู…ูู† ุงู‚ุชุฑุงุญ ู†ุตู‘ู ูŠุญุงููุธ ุŒ ุถู…ู† ุงู„ู…ุนุงูŠูŠุฑ ุงู„ุชูŠ ูˆูŽุตูŽูู’ุชูู‡ุงุŒ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุชุนู„ูŠู…ูŽ ุงู„ุฅูŠู…ุงู†ูŠู‘ ุงู„ุฐูŠ ุง ุณุชู„ู…ู†ุงู‡ .ู„ูƒู†ู‘ู†ุง ู†ูŽุถูŽุนู ุงู„ู†ุตู‘ ุงู„ู…ู‚ุชุฑูŽุญุŒ ููŠ ู‡ุฐุง ุงู„ู…ูˆุถูุน ู…ู† ุงู„ุฏุฑุง ุณุฉ ุŒ ุชู‡ูŠุฆุฉู‹ ู„ู„ู†ุชุงุฆุฌ ุงู„ุชูŠ ุณู†ุตู„ ุฅู„ูŠู‡ุง ูˆุงู„ุชูŠ ุง ุณุชุญุณูŽู€ู†ู‘ุง ุฃู† ู†ูŽุถูŽุน ุงู„ู‚ุงุฑุฆ ููŠ ุฌูŽูˆู‘ู‡ุง ู…ู†ุฐ ุงู„ู…ุจุชุฏุฃ. .... more >>>

Alif Afif Khoury - La Premiรจre Faute - ุงู„ุฎุทูŠุฆุฉ ุงู„ุฌุฏูŠุฉ

ุงู„ุฎุทูŠุฆุฉ ุงู„ุฃุตู„ูŠู‘ุฉ ูˆุงู„ุญูŠู‘ุฉ ูˆุดูŠุทุงู† :

ุฃ- ููŠ ู†ุตู‘ ุงู„ุณููู’ุฑ : ูŠู‚ูˆู„ ุงู„ู†ุตู‘ ููŠ ูˆูŽุตูู ุญุงุฏุซุฉ ุงู„ุฃูƒู„ ู…ู† ุงู„ุดุฌุฑุฉ ุงู„ู…ุญุฑู‘ู…ุฉ: « ูˆุฑุฃุช ุงู„ู…ุฑุฃุฉ ุฃู†ู‘ ุงู„ุดุฌุฑุฉ ุทูŠู‘ูุจุฉูŒ ู„ู„ู…ุฃูƒูŽู„ ูˆุดู‡ูŠู‘ุฉ (ู…ูุชุนุฉูŒ) ู„ู„ุนูŠูˆู† ูˆุฃู†ู‘ ุงู„ุดุฌุฑุฉ ู…ูู†ูŠูŽุฉูŒ ู„ู„ุชุนูŽู€ู‚ู‘ูู€ู„ précieux pour agir avec clairvoyance . ูุฃุฎูŽุฐุช ู…ู† ุซู…ูŽุฑู‡ุง ูˆุฃุนุทูŽุช ุจูŽุนู„ู‡ุง ุฃูŠุถู‹ุง ู…ุนู‡ุง ูุฃูƒู„. ูุงู†ูุชุญุช ุฃุนูŠู†ู‡ู…ุง ูุนู„ูู…ุง ุฃู†ู‘ู‡ู…ุง ุนุฑูŠุงู†ุงู†. ูุฎุงุทุง ู…ู† ูˆุฑู‚ ุงู„ุชูŠู† ูˆุตู†ุนุง ู„ู‡ู…ุง ู…ู†ู‡ ู…ุขุฒูุฑ».( ุชูƒ 3: 6- 7).

 

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Dedication of the Book: to Bazbina and to Grandfather Reverend Father Mikhael Khoury. - ุฐ ูƒู€ุฑู‰ ูˆ ุฅู‡ู€ุฏ ุงุก

ุฐ ูƒู€ุฑู‰ ูˆ ุฅู‡ู€ุฏ ุงุก

1- ุฃูŠู‘ู€ุชู‡ุงุงู„ุฌู…ูŠู„ุฉ ููŠ ู‚ูุฑู‰ ุจู„ุงุฏูŠ ุงู„ุฌู…ูŠู„ุฉุŒ
ุงู„ู…ุณุชุฑูŠุญุฉู ุจูŠู† ุงู„ุฌุจุงู„ุŒ
ููŠ ุฎูุถุฑุฉ ุงู„ุดู€ุฌุฑูุŒ ูˆุณู†ุงุกู ุงู„ุฒู‡ู’ู€ุฑูุŒ
ูˆุทูŠู‘ูุจู ุงู„ู…ุงุกู ูˆุงู„ู…ุนู’ู€ุดูŽู€ุฑู ูˆุงู„ู‡ูˆุงุก ุŒ
ุจุฒุจูŠู†ุง(1)ุ› (1)- ู‚ุฑูŠุฉ ู…ู† ู‚ุฑู‰ ุนูƒุงุฑ- ู„ุจู†ุงู†.
ู‡ู„ ู„ู‡ุฐู‡ ุงู„ุตูุญุงุช
ุฃู† ุชูุจุงุฑูŽูƒ ุจุฌู…ุงู„ู ู…ูุซู„ู ุฌู…ุงู„ููƒุŒ
ูˆุฎูŽูŠุฑู ูˆุตูŽูุงุก ุŸ
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Alif Afif Khoury

Alif Afif Khoury is the first son to Afif Mikhael Khoury (Abou Alif) and to Meriana Mikhael Youssef Khoury from Safita, Syria. It happened that the Khoury family of Bazbina came originally from Safita. After 2 or 3 generations Afif returned to Safita on a visit and married a cousin, Meriana .... more >>>

Adibe Chahda Mother, teacher and kindhearted human being

"For what is to die, but to stand in the sun and melt into the wind? And when the Earth has claimed our limbs, then we shall truly dance." Khalil Gibran.

Adibe Chahda. Daughter of Jirjis Chahda and Mariam Al-Ward. Cousin of Yaacoub Chahda, Ishak, Victoria, Julia, Bashira, Basima and Haifa. Niece of Ibrahim Al-Ward, Salim, Abboud, Barbara, Kattour, Habib and Yaacoub. Grand daughter of Yaacoub Chahda and Hanneh Dib.

Mother of Toufic El-Achkar

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Toufic El Achkar - ุฑูŽุญูŽู„ูŽุชู’ ุญุจูŠุจุชูŠ

ุฑูŽุญูŽู„ูŽุชู’ ุฃู…ูŠ ูˆุชุฑูƒุชู†ูŠ ูˆุญูŠุฏุงู‹
ู„ุณุช ุฃุฏุฑูŠ ุฅู† ูƒู†ุช ุณุฃุฑุซูŠู‡ุง ุฃูˆ ุณุฃุญุชูู„ ุจุฐูƒุฑุงู‡ุง.
ููŠ ู‚ู„ุจูŠ ุญุฒู†ูŒ ูƒุจูŠุฑูŒ ูˆููŽุฑูŽุญู’. ุญุฒู†ูŒ ู„ุฃู†ูŠ ุณุฃุดุชุงู‚ ุฅู„ูŠู‡ุง ูƒุซูŠุฑุงู‹ุŒ ุดูˆู‚ุงู‹ ู„ุง ูŠูŽุณู’ูƒูู†ู ูˆู„ุง ุญุชู‰ ุจุงู„ู„ู‚ุงุก. ูˆูุฑุญูŒ ู„ุฃู† ู„ุฏูŠู‘ ู…ู† ุงู„ู„ุญุธุงุช ูˆุงู„ุฐูƒุฑูŠุงุช ุงู„ุฌู…ูŠู„ุฉ ู…ุนู‡ุง ู…ุง ูŠููŠุถู ุฏู‡ูˆุฑุงู‹. .... more >>>

Toufic El Achkar Photos of Abibeh Chahda and Family.

Adibeh Chahda at the wedding ceremony of Anwar Moussa and Georgette Hanna Saneh that took place at the front yard of Hanna Saneh's house in Summer of 1957.
The picture shows (L to R) Jergis Moussa, Bashira Bitar mother of Faraj Moussa, Anwar, Georgette, Aurora Saneh, Slaiman Salloum Saneh, Adibeh, Rahmeh Moussa, Mary Hazim and the Bible being read by Priest Ibrahim Nassar (not shown). .... more >>>

Toufic El Achkar

Toufic El Achkar returned to Bazbina on 25th May 2009 to attend the burial ceremony of his mother, Adibeh Chahda, who passed away in Houston on 22nd May 2009. She lived for 85 years of continuous strive and hard work. She was known to everyone as Maalmeh Adibeh .... more >>>

Nabil Khebbazi

We have known each other (Nabil and I) in Bazbina ever since we were kids. He was always a staunch supporter and participator in all the activities in the village. Earned a law degree from the Lebanese University. .... more >>>

 

 

 

 

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