The founders of Israel’s 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 can’t 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.
Sephardi and Ashkenazi traditions involving Torah scrolls and a haircut happily collide at 'khlake' ceremony for little Benyamin Schatz on Kibbutz Hefetz Haim.
12th-graders from Jerusalem’s Gymnasia high school prepare for their military service with a student-orchestrated shindig.
Excitement runs high at moshav in central Israel as the Shaked family prepares for a ritual being observed for only the second time in 65 years.
From far and wide, graduates and faculty with peeling name tags converge in the once-gargantuan but now tiny gym of the former David Stone School.
A chance car ride 9 years ago, a period of unrequited love, a bottle of Jack Daniels – and Inbal and Avishag ecstatically tied the knot in Tel Aviv's hip Florentine quarter.
This vegetarian chuppah in Modi'in bore the hallmarks of contemporary secular society.
Surrounded by grandsons and great-grandsons, and the promise of more to come, Ziva Avital celebrates her 100th birthday, and is nowhere near to slowing down.
A 3-year-old member of the Kretshnif dynasty is arrives for a festive, and nosh-driven, first day at heder in the city of Rehovot.
Huddled together in a small synagogue in central Israel, newly anointed men and women sound a collective yelp of joy in an otherwise silent world.
In the central Israel city of Ramle, a major hub of Karaite Jewry, two newlyweds try to sustain a centuries-old tradition, despite getting little support from the state.
A girl’s rite of passage is celebrated to much fanfare, as her parents vow to give her a night to remember.
Fireman Sam makes his debut at Kfar Chabad in a lively celebration of Jewish tradition.
A group of university friends gather just before Yom Kippur to mark their upcoming enlistment with beer, meat, and a semi-lit fire.
A family affair in Beit Jann is cause for celebration for the northern village, with hundreds of guests, hundreds of kilos of meat, and a whole lot of future ahead.
A young couple deals with religion, a lack of religion, and families continents apart as they celebrate their union - and boogie down.
Yossi, the world's largest African elephant in captivity, celebrates his 40th with spa treatment and copious amounts of fruit, branches and hay.
Two hip young Tel Avivians celebrate a new chapter in life with joy and understanding - at least among those present.
A Tel Aviv group of women seeks to aid those seeking to break the cycle of prostitution through fashion design and the ability to dream of a way out of a much more everyday type of war.
A religious elementary school in Rosh Ha'ayin celebrates a jubilee with a torrent of photos, clashing memories, smiles and moist eyes.
The wedding guests were somewhat taken aback by the fruitarian menu.