Sigd is being observed in a scaled-down fashion this year.
The Sigd holiday enables Ethiopian Jews to do communal introspection, become stronger, unite and to dream of a better future: a mutual and spiritual future in Jerusalem.
Thursday saw the debut of a new project by composer Tom Cohen, featuring guests Dudu Tassa and pianist Omri Mor, which blends the works of Beethoven with classical Andalusian music.
The Magazine spoke to the Ohalecha management husband-and-wife team of Meir-Simchah and Devora Panzer, as well as the center’s musical director, David Frankel, about the upcoming event.
Twenty years after it took its first tentative steps into the world of cultural enterprise, the festival has come of age, and is clearly rising to the occasion this time round.
Segev has been a writer and director for many years in theater and for television.
The Israel Festival usually happens around June, but it was moved to September within the restrictions imposed by the Health Ministry.
This year’s online program runs October 27 to 29.
The vast majority of the shows feature poetry excerpts from various cultures and eras, with some discussion by specialists in the particular field.
"In the place that books were burned purely because of the Jewishness of their authors, the best of Israeli culture in all its forms is displayed in public 87 years later."