I am waiting for bus 240 to take me to work. I try to hide in the shade as the scorching sun hits my face. It’s 8:00 AM and 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Beside me stands a religious Muslim woman, wearing a hijab. To my right is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi in a large black hat. A Christian priest is to my left, trying to read the bus schedule. A man with long, green, dreadlocked hair taps me on the shoulder to ask what time it is. Soon, the bus arrives and we all enter. We each come from vastly different backgrounds, families, and communities, yet in this moment, we all share a simple commonality. This is Israel.
Click here to read the full article in The Times of Israel.
Contributed by 2019-2020 Tulane University CAMERA Fellow Yael Pasumansky.