Daniel Estrin

Media

Bloggers from France's immigrant suburbs provide their own, alternative voice

The men who are accused of opening fire at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the man accused of taking hostages at a kosher market in Paris grew up in the rough, immigrant suburbs of Paris. The national conversation in France is now full of questions, fury and fear about those suburbs. Some of those looking for answers are turning to a blog written by youth from the 'burbs.

Belief

How to keep farming when God says to stop

According to Jewish law, farmers are supposed to leave their fields fallow every seventh year — which happens to be right now. But among farmers who pay attention to the decree, called "shmita," there are all sorts of technicalities that allow them to keep on growing.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Egypt and the Palestinians

For years the Arab world was inspired by scenes of the Palestinian intifada. But now many in the West Bank say it's unlikely that Palestinians will be inspired to protest by the waves of unrest sweeping the Arab world. Daniel Estrin reports from Ramalla

Conflict & Justice

Sexual harassment in Egypt

Reporter Daniel Estrin tells us that sexual harassment is fairly common in Egypt. A study by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights have found that 60 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women are harassed on a daily basis.

Lifestyle & Belief

Letters to God

The postal service in Jerusalem often gets letters addressed to God. Reporter Daniel Estrin visits with the man charged with opening that kind of mail and sneaks a peek at some of the letters.

Lifestyle & Belief

Bread and Passover

Passover begins tomorrow night and one Israeli Arab is working hard in Jerusalem to buy up all the leavened bread from Jews. Once the celebration is over, he sells it back. We get the story from reporter Daniel Estrin.

Lifestyle & Belief

Israel's American weatherman

One of Israel's most popular weathermen retired last month after delivering weather updates on Hebrew-language radio for 39 years. Israelis loved listening to Robert Olinsky for his thick American accent. Daniel Estrin has the story.