Daniel Estrin

Daniel Estrin

Daniel is an American journalist in the Middle East. He reports for The World, the Associated Press and other media.

Recent Stories


The best free concert in Jerusalem takes place on Yom Kippur

The Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir is the only institutional synagogue choir in Israel. No other choir in the world is expected to do what this kind of choir does — to work all day on Yom Kippur without food or drink, and to uphold a central part of the European Jewish synagogue tradition going back to at least the 16th century.


Thank the Ottoman Empire for the taco al pastor


Taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food that’s popular in the US, has roots in a surprising place: the Middle East. Thanks to immigrants from the former Ottoman Empire, the classic street dish of shawarma morphed into the beloved taco of today.