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Voice of Music Festival: An eclectic roll - review

Last week’s schedule spanned wide musical domains and was predominantly based on a format of multiple short pieces arranged for all kinds of ensembles


'High Voltage': An electrifying Israeli art exhibit

Avner Pinchover lets it all hang out in his quest for artistic expression.


Pianist Fred Hersch brings unique style to Jerusalem Jazz Festival

Hersch discovered jazz while attending a liberal arts college in Grinell, Iowa, and soon dropped out of the formal education system.


'Simpsons' writer describes how writers' room is like hevruta

Stern, who is the younger brother of the wonderful character actor, Daniel Stern, got his start in television writing for The Wonder Years.

Sali Ariel: A colorful Israeli artist

While her cartoonist husband may be more famous, her striking paintings have been exhibited around the world.


Israeli songs used in Taiwanese folk dance

Rickey Holden, a prominent choreographer and folk dance teacher, brought songs such as “Mayim Mayim” (from Israel), “Shibolet Basadeh” (Israel), and “Wooden Shoes” (Lithuania) to Taiwan.

By Jordyn Haime/JTA

Tel Aviv’s ‘White Night’ is making a comeback

Dozens of events, both outdoors and in cultural centers, will be held throughout the night, including folk dances, theater, a street circus, musical ensembles and much more.

By Sydney Maud

Jerusalem Film Fest reveals Israeli movie lineup

The Haggiag Competition for Israeli Feature Films, which has included some of Israel’s most beloved classics over the years, will have eight movies this year.

Bavarian and Mexican film festivals to open at cinematheques

The cinema of two very different cultures will be the focus of programs at the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv cinematheques next week: the Bavaria region of Germany and Mexico.

Aida at the Israel Opera: Jackal headed, blood thirsty priests

Rather than the audience assuming the viewpoint of the Egyptians, gazing upon the spoils of war with coveting eyes, patrons were forced to watch the Egyptians.

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