Spreading the soothing word of poetry in Metulla

The 19th annual Poetry Festival in Metulla will take place this year during Shavuot.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 8, 2016 20:40
ISRAELI KAMANCHEH player Mark Eliyahu.

ISRAELI KAMANCHEH player Mark Eliyahu.. (photo credit: ZOHAR RON)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The 19th annual Poetry Festival in Metulla will take place this year during Shavuot, bringing to the quiet northern pastoral town dozens of poetry readings, concerts, screenings and other family events.

The theme of this year’s festival, which runs today through June 12 under the auspices of Confederation House in Jerusalem and its director, Effie Benaya, is “The Right to Shout.”

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Festival highlights include “The Golden Age of Mizrahi Poetry: Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughters,” featuring Erez Bitton (the first Mizrahi poet to receive the Israel Prize); musicians Shai Tsabari, Eran Weitz and Carmi Zisapel will perform new compositions and arrangements to the poetry of Avot Yeshurun; veteran ethnic music artist Piris Eliyahu will host an evening of his compositions to poems from the Song of Songs. He will be joined by his kamancheh-playing son Mark. There will also be a tribute to Jerusalemite poet Yisrael Eliraz, who died earlier this year a day before his 83rd birthday.

For more info visit www.confederationhouse..org

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko visits the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Je
November 16, 2018
Yad Vashem hosts a conference on Lithuanian Jewish leadership

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF