The founders of Israels folk music staple take a look at the long road to success and, yes, even acceptance.
Questions about ethnicity on U.S. forms always raise a dilemma for Jews: should they self-identify as members of the powerful 'white' group, or proudly tick the 'other' box?
Both share an appetite for destruction. Both prefer the hirsute look. But as the events in Paris last week showed, when it comes to Islamic State and heavy metal, the devil (horn) is in the detail.
Nothing is sacred in the latest round of violence, with religious shrines proving recurring flash points.
Allegations of war crimes are quick to surface when civilians are killed in conflicts, but more often than not, these accusations lead nowhere.
On Jewish holidays, we're used-to identifying as the resourceful downtrodden that manage to bring an empire to its knees. This year, as our gazillion-dollar army takes on masked Palestinian teens, we find our role reversed.
Instead of bickering over whether it is the Jewish State's moral duty to receive Syrian refugees, we should consider this: What has Europe learned from the Holocaust, and what has Israel yet to learn?
Analysis | Matisyahu-gate is leaving many with the strong sense of a very distinct lose-lose, mainly that the fight against the occupation cant be gaining anything from what seems like indiscriminate political persecution.
After the murder of a Palestinian baby last week, Benjamin Netanyahu declared that 'terror is terror.' Yet the way we label attacks by either side is radically different.
Writing columns about ostensibly common Israeli events over the last three years was truly an education. Now I realize how little I knew about the separate, yet somehow connected universes right at my doorstep. A postscript.