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The virtual meeting with the Oscar winning actor and director was organized by Ido Aharoni, a graduate of TAU, former Israeli consul in New York and currently a lecturer at New York University.
Much of “The Vigil” appears to be in Yiddish, and it stars actors who have previously appeared in Jewish-themed productions.
After one century of offering informal education to Hebrew youth across the country, the movement faces extreme uncertainty due to government actions.
The 'Zoom Out' global e-summit on July 13-14, brings together international educators and EdTech executives with the aim of re-imagining the future of education in the coronavirus era.
The video features a number of Israel's most prominent celebrities.
The German-language film with English subtitles will be released July 10 via Kino Lorber, which shares revenue with local theaters.
Now first principal viola player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem-born Grosz is a seasoned campaigner.
Television highlights of the week.
Else Lasker-Schüler is considered to be one of the greats of German poetry, a bohemian artist who corresponded with many of the most prominent cultural figures of her time.
The huppah is considered a symbol of God’s love above the married couple. The traditional huppah features an open sky above acknowledging God as Creator, who infuses marriage with deep spirituality.
In Keep Saying Their Names, Simon Stranger tries to postpone the second death of Hirsch Komissar, his great-grandfather-in-law, a Norwegian Jew murdered by the Gestapo in 1942.
The so-called Ritchie Boys have been celebrated in books and documentaries for their critical contribution to military intelligence during World War II.
Even though I’ve been making a great effort recently to avoid crowded and noisy places, I decided to check out what Israel’s southernmost city has to offer.
The synagogue has been featured on postage stamps to note historical events and to demonstrate Israel’s relationship with other countries.
Nosh on schnitzel, brush up on Freud and be dazzled by Beethoven.
The new core exhibition will expand the museum’s exploration of Jewish culture, identity and spirituality.
“The wind inspires creativity as it blows across the desert.”
The memorial garden at ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran has been dedicated to Rhoda Fischer.
Internationally-known pianist Asaf Kleinman joins from his home in Austria.
The protesters were either unaware of or decided to ignore the revived connotations the noose has in the current racial struggles taking place in the United States.
Barzilai had posted the picture — a white note on a black background — on Monday night and removed it on Tuesday morning.
The tension between secular and religious Israeli society has existed since before the country was founded and remains a contentious societal dividing line.
The movie was directed by Brandon Trost, a cinematographer making his feature-film directorial debut, and was written by Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich.
The Market House only reopened to guests on May 28, after a period of closure due to coronavirus restrictions, but hopes to make up for lost time.
If one equates Amity Island with Jerusalem and killer sharks with the killer novel coronavirus, one can’t help wondering if it is safe to go back into the hotels here.
Despite giving many master classes, she always said: “I never teach, but I rather share my ideas about music with those who are ready to listen.”
Separation from sin, and separation from that which enslaves us. The Sabbath is the covenant between the individual and one’s God.
Giant roosters are also featured.
The theater will be following strict coronavirus procedures, which will be announced over a speaker at the entrance.
The festival features original productions, premieres of special productions, as well as theater events, musical performances, film and more.
The Beatles did not seem to harbor any hard feelings toward the Jewish state, since Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr ignored calls by activists to boycott Israel and performed here in recent years.
Documentary goes back to the compound where, from 1991 to 1993, eight men and women sealed themselves inside this three-acre terrarium and made it their research laboratory and made it their home.
The sculptor and installation artist transformed a large gallery space into a stripped-down lab, in which she explores how the notion of time can affect the artistic process
Almost any discussion of the story of 'Tehran' would reveal spoilers, but I can say that the suspense hinges on all kinds of situations that seem plausible.
“After many years, it is time to welcome the finished article,” said Mayor Moshe Lion. "In the coming years we will continue investing in Pisgat Ze’ev and in other neighborhoods. Enjoy."
In this 400-page volume, which is lavishly illustrated, each tale is accompanied by a scholarly commentary that provides an insight into its background, origins and history.
I want to be entertained by my television, not further disquieted. Life right now is disquieting enough as is.
If any one person, apart from Winston Churchill, could be said to symbolize the Second World War for Britain, it was Vera Lynn.
A new exhibition at the Tower of David Museum tells the truly remarkable story of an Israeli musical and cultural dynasty from the most unlikely of beginnings.
Increasingly, culture-venue honchos are turning to al fresco events as a way of getting their creative wares out to the public without contravening capacity limits and social distancing rules.
The performance raised money for New York’s Downtown Women’s Center.
In a recent phone interview, director Daniel Syrkin and Iranian-American actor Shaun Toub shared their thoughts about the series and building bridges between Iranians and Israelis.
As happens every year around this time, Netanyahu, his wife, Sara, and his sons, Yair and Avner, visited the military cemetery on Mount Herzl to stand at the graveside of Lt.-Col. Yonatan Netanyahu.
Reiner, whose career began before World War II and continued to his last moments, set the standard for the Jewish-inflected humor that reshaped Hollywood and influenced all of American society.
Tel Aviv is famous for its LGBT community, and is consistently ranked as one of the top destinations world wide for LGBT travelers.
The three items raised over NIS 100,000 for the organization at the event held at the home of board member Galit Ferber Sheraski.
The members of the JSO were all spaced about a meter apart from each other, with strings each playing on a separate music stand. The winds played behind clear plastic shields.
The performance takes place with the audience sitting within a geodesic dome of bamboo, allowing for a flow between the internal and the external.
Israeli producer claims snub is due to lack of government funding.
Yossi & Jagger, which won the Best Actor Award for its star, Ohad Knoller, at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003, and dozens of other international awards, launched Fox’s international career.
With the majority of indoor arts venues still closed to the public, holding events and shows outdoors seems to be a fast emerging pattern in cultural climes.
Jerusalem Post readers send us their best shots from the week of June 14, 2020.
Alterman was a top-notch photographer, who soon after his arrival in Israel in 1991, became the house photographer for The Jerusalem Report.
Israel is mentioned one time, when the song from Israel is one of the last two finalists.
With slashed budgets and shuttered galleries, the local art community expresses cautious optimism but raises a warning flag
Tanduka is a rarity: A kosher restaurant worth a detour.
Chef Orel Kimchi offers a new and very exciting menu at Popina
For now, at least, music-lovers have plenty to look forward to in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.
“Somehow, this show is more exactly right now. It is more suitable today than ever before,” says Adi Sha’al.
Jerusalemites are now able to get an earful, eyeful and heartful of the real thing, as it unfolds right there before them, at Hansen House.
Jerusalem has a coffee culture that stretches back to the Turkish coffee of the Ottoman period.
In True or False, Cindy Otis, a former CIA analyst, provides an informative and engaging survey of fake news throughout history.
In his new exhibition at Haifa City Museum, Beck gains inspiration from history, video games and wild boars gone urban.
Canadian singer-songwriter Dave Carroll debuted his coronavirus-reflective song‘When the World Stops Ending’ at this week’s OurCrowd online innovation conference
Like most successful Jewish ventures – as the saying goes – the Drivin’ Jazz program was initiated by a Jewish mother.
The newly reopened theaters will have to follow a number of regulations.
The Haganah’s Camp Yona was located in northern Tel Aviv, on a site occupied by a luxurious hotel today; this was the location for a string of historic events.
Hodesh Tammuz 5780 (June 22 – July 21, 2020)
This riveting documentary attempts to unravel the mass of contradictions and complexity that were at the heart of Cohn’s life.
Shabtai has pulled out all the stops, putting together a high-class, wide-ranging lineup of acts that span numerous genres and styles, from jazz to indie, and from electronica to ethnic sounds.
Artist and activist Doron Gazit’s massively scaled tube-art installations walk the fine line between beauty and tragedy in nature
The Star Wars franchise is one of the most successful and widely beloved film franchises of all time.
If you’re also just in the mood for some guilt-free footage of Jews shooting back at their oppressors while in quarantine, Netflix is waiting.
Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren will host the event. Registration is required to receive the link.
McCartney's last performance in Israel was in 2008 and was a massive success. Rumors began to spark in late 2019 that McCartney was planning a return sometime in the near future.
The Village, which was established in 2014, “began as a family project or really, as kind of a wish or a dream,” according to its co-founder, Prof. Jonathan Dekel-Chen.
The eight-part series, which was extensively researched, deals in part with young, secular Iranians who oppose the regime.
While some smaller museums have been able to reopen a few of their galleries, Jerusalem’s Israel Museum has remained closed to visitors
Not always good for the heart but great for the soul.
Aroma offers a reviving and good-value breakfast.
Nammos, one of the stars of the Herzliya marina, reopened last week.
The series starts on Cellcom TV, HOT VOD, Next TV, Yes VOD, Sting TV and HOT HBO on June 22 at 10 p.m. and on Yes Action on June 28 at 10 p.m.
Lena Zaidel seems to have followed a go-with-the-flow line to the creations in her new exhibition, Homage, curated by Batsheva Dori-Carlier which opened at the Agripas 12 gallery this week.
Lithuanian, Nazi-hunter team-up.
When the writers say one of the hallmarks of Judaism is that “there is no one ‘right way’ to do things, there are only many wrong ways” they make an excellent point
After 27 years of service in the IDF and without any formal musical training, embarking on a rigorous musical career was the last thing Arik, then in his mid-40s, was expecting to do.
The music label will also open up a new branch in Morocco.
Tehran focuses on the story of Tamar Rabinayan, played by Israeli actress Niv Sultan, who is a gifted young hacker for Israel’s intelligence unit.
The festival was due to run in March, but will now be held online from June 18 to July 11.
The film is currently streaming in North America through a number of theaters
Painter Eli Shamir’s exhibition “Borders” is actually co-hosted by the Herzliya Museum of Art with Mishkan presenting paintings that focus on borders and how the human eye defines them.
The museum closed one day after launching a new exhibition, but is now quickly running out of tickets due to the large number of visitors.
Hopefully the date will stick, and give followers something to look forward to after what's already been a long year.
Movie lovers who adore the film and think that HBO’s action is political correctness at its worst squared off with those who feel its depiction of slaves is disturbingly racist.
erusalem’s Angelica restaurant reopens, offering a limited menu.