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StopCancer group photo

Zohar Yakobson - Acting with compassion

HISHAM SULIMAN in the new KAN series ‘Sweetie’s Party.’

Suliman’s journey from ‘Fauda’ to Knesset to Nazareth

Israel Philharmonic with Lahav Shani, music director.

Israel Philharmonic Offers virtual backstage tour

Eden Alene

Eurovision: Eden Alene song tries to connect separated Israeli families

HILA BAGGIO (left) and Alla Vasilevitsky will star in ‘The Sopranos.’

Israeli Opera reopens with Hebrew classics, Rossini, biblical women

David Broza: You have to teach yourself in a disciplinary way how to compose music without words-not just one song, but an album's worth.

David Broza to 'Post' on COVID: No mass music performances until mid-2022

Seeing some culinary-related artifacts at Yad Vashem launched Alon Shaya on a project a decade later that he calls "one of the most moving things I have ever done.”

Chef Alon Shaya helped Holocaust survivor recreate recipes from his youth

By MARGARET LITTMAN/JTA
A SCENE FROM ‘Rocks’ by Sarah Gavron.

Jerusalem Women’s Film Fest touts female directors

THE SALT of the Earth exhibition features fascinating portrayals of the Dutch working class by leading Jewish artists  of the mid-late 19th century.

Lockdown lifted: Israel Museum reopens featuring Dutch art exhibit

Bloomfield Stadium will welcome a return to outdoor concerts, March 2021

Tel Aviv to launch return to outdoor shows at Bloomfield Stadium

SHTISEL AND his father, Reb Shulem: ‘The untruths are linked with an almost casual cruelty.’

‘Shtisel’ Season 3 Netflix release date announced

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
A SCENE FROM ‘Our Natural Right’ at Tel Aviv’s Independence Hall.

'Our Natural Right': Descendants of Declaration of Independence signers

By KEN TOLTZ
Shira Haas is seen in 'Shtisel.'

Shira Haas to star in new show about Golda Meir

SAEID MOLLAEI and his Israeli counterpart Sagi Muki.

Iranian, Israeli judo bromance to be subject of US miniseries

PHILIPPE GARREL’S ‘The Salt of Tears.’

Israel cinema: Francophone fest in J’lem; Polish movies in TA

the Great Synagogue on Tel Aviv’s Allenby Street.

Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv to get a facelift

NURIT GALRON performs Wednesday night at the Wohl Amphitheater in Tel Aviv for the city’s vaccinated senior residents.

Tel Aviv Municipality holds concert for vaccinated seniors

The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.

Instagram's Reels and Music features to arrive in Israel

Dave Davis as Yakov Ronen in "The Vigil."

Horror film ‘The Vigil’ brings Jewish demonology to the big screen

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
IGGY DAYAN: We never tire of the music. It always sounds fresh to us.

Mashina’s Iggy Dayan beats to a different drum

NURIT GALRON performs Wednesday night at the Wohl Amphitheater in Tel Aviv for the city’s vaccinated senior residents.

Coronavirus: Setting the stage for a return to live performances

The Frankelshead off to Russia

Israel: We must not teach history, but instill memory

Jerusalem: The center of world Jewry

Dear matchmaker: Long distance, politics and unauthorized profiles

By ELANA VIVAT
Prof. Eli Keshet

Prof. Eli Keshet to receive Israel Prize for his study of blood vessels

‘GREAT YELLOW SUN’ by Alexander Calder.

For everything, there is a season

‘GREAT YELLOW SUN’ by Alexander Calder.

Coronavirus: Israel's must-see exhibits after art scene reopens

Alexander Calder from the exhibition 'Great Yellow Sun'

The exhibitions not to be missed as Israel’s art scene reopens

‘GREAT YELLOW SUN’ by Alexander Calder.

Coronavirus: Israel's must-see exhibits after art scene reopens

A scene from "Nurses," which aired on NBC on Feb. 9, 2021

NBC under fire for portrayal of Orthodox Jews on Canadian series ‘Nurses’

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
A man holds a glass of scotch.

Yeshiva high school students have a binge-drinking problem

By RIVKA PRESS SCHWARTZ/JTA , RABBI TULLY HARCSTZARK/JTA
STEPHANE LEGAR: I’m growing up and my music is growing with me.

Togolese-Israeli pop star Stephane Legar goes global

CINEMA CITY in Jerusalem. Will it once again be filled with movie-goers?

Coronavirus in Israel: Movie theaters struggle to reopen

Actress, director Michal Bat Adam to receive Israel Prize

Actress, director Michal Bat Adam to receive Israel Prize

A disabled child is seen wearing a custom batman costume incorporating the wheelchair as a batmobile ahead of Purim.

Purim: Disabled children get custom costumes to incorporate wheelchairs

Sophia Loren during Sunday's event.

Sophia Loren honored by Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School

A painting of Queen Esther by Edwin Long, 1878, at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Queen Esther, powerful Jewish women highlighted in new Purim song - WATCH

Former Knesset Speaker Shlomo Hillel in his office in Jerusalem in an undated photo from the mid-1980s.

Shlomo Hillel, who spearheaded mass aliya of Iraqi Jews, dies at 97

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Tour at the Bible Lands Museum

The perfumes of Arabia: The Bible Lands Museum reopens

The Memory Keeper, painting by Hélène Carroll

A vocabulary for the Holocaust; Hélène Carroll at Ghetto Fighters' House

 ISRAELI JUDOKA Gili Cohen celebrates after winning a silver medal yesterday in the <52 kg division at the Tel Aviv Grand Slam to secure her spot in the Olympics.

Israel’s Gili Cohen celebrates winning silver in judo Grand Slam

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
LIAT ITZHAKI (right) and Miriam Peretz in the studio.

Miriam Peretz, Liat Itzhaki sing to celebrate International Women’s Day

Eilat, Israel

Red Sea Guitar Festival: Eilat to return to rocking

Jerusalem Follow the Lights

Lighting up in Jerusalem with Follow the Lights

PNINA BLAYER

Pnina Blayer steps down as director of Haifa International Film Festival

ASSAF SALOMON: Breaking the glass at his wedding with the power of his mind

Mind to mind – the power of a mentalist

By BASIA MONKA
Sober in the Holy Land

Music as a coping mechanism: Naftali Kalfa is in an uphill battle

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
Iddo Markus paints hundreds of paintings of former US President Donald Trump

Trump’s legacy lives on in Haifa artist’s unique portraits

By GIL ZOHAR
Esther Horgen

‘Israeli Bible’ displays artwork of terror victim Esther Horgen

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
Avigail Kolker fashion

Sustainable fashion makes ‘Round Trip’ at Tel Aviv Port

Alander Especie at work in a building in Raanana, Israel, his adopted home

A rising artist in Israel grew up in one of Rio’s most violent favelas

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
'ALL EYES Off Me' by Hadas Ben Aroya.

Israeli films to take part in the Berlin Film Festival

Shira Haas is seen in 'Shtisel.'

Academy releases Israeli TV nominations

Peter Gabriel in 2004

Peter Gabriel cites Israeli 'racism' as one reason for re-recording 'Biko'

Zodiac clock

Horoscopes for Adar 5781/2020 - January 14-20

By LORELAI KUDE
A doorway to his story: The Joseph Bau Museum, 9 Bertichevsky Street, Tel Aviv.

Israel's Walt Disney: The story and legacy of Joseph Bau

By MAXINE DOVERE
EDNA GOREN, a grand dame of the Israeli jazz scene.

Kfar Yona Jazz Festival to air online for free

A scene from the short film ‘Bear With Me.’

Israeli film ‘Bear with Me’ tells a tale of deep love

THE ALMA trio, with bass and drum support, gets to grips with the music.

Israeli New Age band Alma to perform at online concert

'The Real Thing,' one of the offerings at the Jerusalem Cinematheque's Aki-No Festival.

Jerusalem's Aki-No festival explores the best of Japanese cinema

A scene from the Israeli Oscar-shortlisted short film 'White Eye.'

Israeli film, 'White Eye,' makes Oscars shortlist

GAL GADOT: I want to use my reach and my platforms to get to as many people and shed light on these amazing, incredible women’s stories.

Gal Gadot’s NatGeo series spotlights 'wonder' women

DAVID SHORE: To be honest, I need the medical mysteries.

Producer David Shore tells Israeli film students how he made ‘House’

'Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years.'

The life and music of Leonard Cohen

ORTHODOX ISRAELI artist Nechama Golan’s photograph ‘Women’s Book’ (2000).

When God, Jesus, Allah were women: Online show of feminist, religious art

 MANDY PANTINKIN (in ‘Homeland’) trams up for ‘Iron Box.’

Mandy Patinkin, Lena Dunham to star in a Holocaust film

"Alfonso was certain that whoever read his compositions would never be able to reveal his secrets..."

Was one of Catholic Spain’s most famous scholars secretly Jewish?

By DR. AHUVA HO
Itamar Borochov, Israeli jazz trumpeter who won the Rising Stars jazz award

Itamar Borochov named winner of LetterOne 'Rising Stars' jazz award

ACTOR FREDERIC Pierrot and others look at a memorial to victims of terrorism.

French version of Israeli show ‘BeTipul’ debuts as ‘En Thérapie’

STEVE PESKOFF in action: You start with jazz, and right away you come across Miles Davis. How can you miss him?

Online jazz series goes Miles ahead

KATYA GERVITS: My mother said I should trying playing the piano, and that it would be good for me, and she was right

Katya Gervits - A key connection at a young age

'Gangs of London'

Grim drama and classic comedy: What's new on TV?

WE MAY have been blessed with abundance: In Jerusalem’s Beit Hakerem neighborhood.

Ethical will: How to tell your tale to convey your ethical values

By JUDY JOSS
THE COMING to the Professors podcast: From King David to the Abraham Accords

'Coming to the Professors' podcast brings Jewish history to the people‏

THE MOON rises over Rosh Ha’ayin.

When the moon smiles

By NACHSON MEIR SPIEGELMAN
Books

Five writers shortlisted for Sapir Prize for Literature

DAVID GUETTA

DJ David Guetta’s Dubai show to be broadcast in Israel

cover - Oscars 2020

Oscars: Israeli team wins Academy Award for film technology

STEVE PESKOFF in action: You start with jazz, and right away you come across Miles Davis. How can you miss him?

Music from jazz icon Miles Davis to feature in online Jerusalem showcase

KATYA GERVITS: My mother said I should trying playing the piano, and that it would be good for me, and she was right.

Israeli teenage pianist shows key connection with music from young age

Illustrative photo of Israeli money

Coronavirus: New grant supports Israeli artists amid crisis

A PERFORMANCE OF the Jewish Playwriting Project, in accordance with social-distancing restrictions.

Amid COVID-19 lockdown, local art industry prepares for the future

MECHTALY’S TECHNIQUE? Painting in the ‘language of luxury goods and fine jewelry.’

Moroccan artist Chama Mechtaly is building aesthetic bridges

LUCAS JAYE (Left) and Brian Dennehy in ‘Driveways.’

Moving drama ‘Driveways’ features Brian Dennehy in one of his last roles

By JUSTIN CHANG
THE CAST of ‘Line in the Sand.’

Cop drama ‘Line in the Sand’ is worth crossing

IN HIS six-decade long career in the film and audio-visual field, the writer often acted as photographer

‘From Destruction to Redemption’ - A film director’s recollections

By CHARLES TICHO
A Star Wars fan dressed in costume as Darth Vader

Jedi twists - New book explores the Star Wars universe 200 years earlier

By CHRISTOPHER BORRELLI
Max Brenner

Valentine's Day gifts - Flowers, chocolate & hearts

By NERIA BARR
‘TEHRAN’

Apple to partner with KAN for second season of ‘Tehran’

DANA BLANKSTEIN COHEN: We didn’t stop for a minute. You can’t stop the creativity.

Despite coronavirus, Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School thrives

GADI DAGON

Arts photographer Gadi Dagon dead at 63

By ORI LENKINSKI
Eden Alene will represent Israel at Eurovision

Eden Alene to perform ‘Set me Free’ at Eurovision 2021

Tel Aviv University campus

Arab students studying engineering & computer science doubled in 5 years

By GADI ZAIG
Crematorium II in Auschwitz-Birkenau 1945 by artist and Holocaust survivor Yehuda Bacon

Behind the Glass Booth: Art and Eichmann’s trial

Habima Theater.

Tel Aviv launches incubator for emerging playwrights

AN ANNUAL falafel celebration helps David Dugo Leitner commemorate his mother and his survival

A Holocaust survivor has made falafel a symbol of Jewish resilience

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
THE JERUSALEM Symphony Orchestra.

JSO’s ‘Days of Light’ marks Holocaust memorial

BOOKSTORE OWNER Mechael Pomeranz, student of Elie Wiesel.

A long-lost Elie Wiesel poem - A serendipitous literary finding

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
JNF-USA forest in Rosh Ha'Ayin

Redesign the JPOST logo for Tu BiShvat!

SHMUEL ELBAZ

After 50 years, Netanya orchestra fights to survive lack of funds

By SARAH HERSHENSON
A painting by the disabled artist 'Alon', thanks to him, the NII will buy art made by disabled people

First time: National Insurance Institute buys works of disabled artists

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