The Voice of a Generation of Jewish Transformation

When she chose a mentor in secular rock star Aviv Geffen, religious teen Ophir Ben-Shetreet became a symbol for today’s Jewish youth, who seek an autonomous path to God and Torah.

I admit, for the first time in my life I am following a reality TV show. The unfolding story of Ophir Ben-Shetreet, a religious 17 year-old high school girl who chose to compete in “The Voice Israel”, has grabbed my attention, together with the attention of many others. This is much more than just another story about women singing; it is a tale of the core distinctions between observant and secular lifestyles.