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.
Israel's Hilltop Youth — young Jewish settlers squatting on West Bank hilltops — are an elusive group that shun journalists and most adult authority figures. But they do agree to meet with 35-year-old Avia Azulay, a Jewish settler in the West Bank and youth counselor for a local settler organization.
At 28, David Radzynski is one of the youngest violinists leading a major world orchestra today. He was just picked as the concertmaster for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra after studying and living in the US for most of his life, and he's part of a big influx of young musicians at the orchestra.
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.
Arab Israeli newscaster Lucy Aharish is proud to be Israeli, and she's being honored at the country's Independence Day ceremony on Wednesday. Not everyone is happy to have an Arab included into the festivities, so what's her response? Deal with it.