Word of the Day Khaltura: How the Russian Orthodox Church Gave Hebrew a Word for 'Gig'

Our story begins in ancient Greece, moves to medieval Europe and then to impromptu solos at kibbutzim.

In modern Hebrew, khal-TU-ra is a gig - a part-time job one does to supplement one's main work, say when a concert violinist does a bar mitzvah to make some extra scratch.