Contemporary Israeli women are increasingly looking back to their grandparents’ Arabic, Persian and French dialects for inspiration — with great success.
Arab Jewish culture is enjoying a revival across all fields — literature, food, music — yet somehow nobody’s talking about it. Can this identity come into its own in 2015?
Moroccan-Israeli singer Neta Elkayam, remixes her grandparents’ musical traditions and brings them into the 21st century. Elkayam grew up in Tel Aviv and speaks perfect Hebrew, but she chooses to sing in Marocayit, the Arabic dialect of her grandparents.