Controversial Singer Ariel Zilber to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

In recent years, the prolific singer-songwriter has seized attention mainly due to his outspoken veer to radical-right Jewish Orthodoxy.

Ariel Zilber, a one-time bad boy of Israeli pop music who in this century found far-right-wing Orthodox Judaism, will receive a life achievement award from the Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers of Music in Israel. Zilber, 70, who now appears on stage in a long white beard and large kippa, was honored by ACUM for his "bold originality and innovativeness in expressing artistic truth,"...