What's on in Israel this week.

New Cycle Paths in Ayalon-Canada Park-1
Photo by: KKL-JNF
Iranian sights and Persian sounds Ensemble Golha will perform a program of classical Persian and Persian Jewish music at Steinberg Hall in Holon, tomorrow at 9 p.m. The concert will take in many of the mainstays of the Persian classical and folk repertoire, and the evening’s program includes a slide lecture by David Nissan on modern-day Iran, looking at a range of areas including culture, the arts, architecture, the status of women and the history of Persian Jewry.

Ensemble Golha was founded by veteran santour player Menashe Sasson in 2008, with the idea of performing and recording instrumental and vocal creations, along with poetry recitals, from the work of such Persian Jewish writers as Hafiz, Saadi and Rumi. Sasson is a long-standing member of seminal cross-cultural band Habrera Hativeet.

Read More..., the online edition of the Jerusalem Post Newspaper - the most read and best-selling English-language newspaper in Israel. For analysis and opinion from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East. offers expert and in-depth reporting from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including diplomacy and defense, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Arab Spring, the Mideast peace process, politics in Israel, life in Jerusalem, Israel's international affairs, Iran and its nuclear program, Syria and the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's world of business and finance, and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.

All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014