About In first person…

Alan Barsky ran a nightclub in the Old City, absorbing the flavor of a multicultural Jerusalem, while Barry Emanuel Zeve pursued his dance dreams in Tel Aviv. Others, like Marsha Felton, returned from Israel to a new career path.

We hope that you will have a chance to experience — and re-experience — Israel through their stories and the other features in this section.

–Janet Silver Ghent, senior editor