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Israel Opera soars to new heights with ‘The Bat’

Conductor Dan Ettinger, with his well-coiffed head of white hair and sparkling energy, was a marvel to behold as he led the musicians on a no-holds-barred 90-minute performance.

Jerusalem highlights: May 7-13

What is going on in Israel's capital this week?

 A GENERAL view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City last year.

Jerusalem Day: A poem called 'Jerusalem'

Jerusalem’s story covers thousands of years, but this segment began in 1948.

'O.K-19' evening to have long-awaited dance premiere

This month, Fresco Dance Company will finally premiere 'O.K-19', which is comprised of On by Adi Salant and Kapow by Eyal Dadon.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
06/05/2021

What defines Jewish music?

From Shlomo Carlebach to Debbie Friedman to Yiddish tunes, there is a vast history to explore.

By MIRIAM KATES LOCK
06/05/2021

Israel and the metamorphosis of the Sabra through the years

‘The Sabra symbolizes our attempt to create a figure who is the complete opposite of the weak Diaspora Jew’

By CARMIT SAPIR VITZ
06/05/2021

Post COVID, Jerusalem's culture scene is bruised but very much alive

Even when lockdowns, prohibitions on gatherings and other pandemic constraints are not in place, Jerusalem’s minor league purveyors of cultural wares have a hard time balancing the books.

06/05/2021

Iranian musician Hanna Jahanforooz keeps Persian culture alive

Persian music and Persian culture are central to Jahanforooz’s very being and not just in a pure artistic sense.

05/05/2021

After COVID-19, Israel Festival makes its return

The festival's 60th iteration will take place June 3-19.

04/05/2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting Mount Meron after the Lab Ba'omer tragedy, April 30, 2021

Mount Meron disaster: Gov't declares national day of mourning Sunday

As a result of the disaster at Mount Meron, cultural events and musical performances that were expected to take place on Friday were cancelled throughout Israel.

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