Visit 9-year-old Inbar and her family at a kibbutz of 60 families in southern Israel. Inbar's parents helped build this new community in the second driest desert in the world. Inbar rolls down a big sand dune, feeds a calf, goes to school, makes her own breakfast and shares a Sabbath meal in the community hall. We visit her mother at work as an art therapist and see how a machine designed by Inbar's father helps keep food from spoiling.
Now, visit the ancient city of Jerusalem, where six-year-old Joad lives in with his two sisters, brother, mother and father...and rabbit. Joad's mother is development director of a series of group homes for children and his father teaches and does dental research. With Joad's after school chess and karate classes and his siblings activities, theirs is a busy household. The Sabbath, which Joad and his family celebrate with his grandparents, is their one quiet day of the week.