Zum Thema: arts

Israeli Photographer Treks for Polar Bears

Amos Nachoum is committed to capturing wildlife behavior, and fearlessly pursues the likes of whales, sharks and his latest conquest to fulfill his dream – the arctic polar bear. In a film called Picture of His Life, Amos, a world-renowned photographer who has twice been named Wildlife photographer of the year, and a team ready… […]

Window Collector Leaves Legacy in Jerusalem

Avid window collector, artist and lover of Jerusalem, the late Yoram Amir left his most transparent legacy in the center of the city. In collaboration with artistic duo, Lior Peleg and Itamar Faluja, the house of window panes is made out of 550 various windows, collected by Amir throughout the years, from street finds in… […]

English Speaking Theater Group Taking on Tel Aviv  

Thousands of English-speaking immigrants move to Israel annually, and with its complex and layered language, it can be challenging to find a way to communicate and connect. About five years ago, when Guy Seemann was approached with the promise of an empty and almost unused theater, Beit Yad Labanim, he decided to listen to his… […]

Israeli Director Wins the Oscar

Israeli Native and Film Director Guy Nattiv, won the Oscar Award for “Live Action Short Film” for Skin, a 20-minute clip portraying a hate crime, and the impact it has for a black and a white child. Nattiv, along with his wife, Jamie Ray Newman, who produced the movie, and screenwriter Sharon Mayman, took the… […]

Madonna and Netta Kick Up Sparks for Eurovision

While there are groups of people protesting Eurovision being in Israel, the show must go on – and it’s going on big. Madonna is expected to confirm her performance to kickoff Eurovision, thanks to a one-million-dollar donation, funded by Sylvan Adams, a well-known philanthropist who moved from Canada to Israel in 2015. He has dedicated… […]

Torn Down Building Turned Art Project

Even the buildings waiting for demolition can be useful in the present. An initiative led by Tel Aviv City Council, real estate agencies and artists is taking the dilapidated buildings across Tel Aviv to flip them, if only briefly, into cultural centers. With a construction craze endlessly sweeping through Tel Aviv, there are numerous plots… […]

Lego Launches Women ‘Hall of Fame’ Museum in Israel

Israeli families and tourists can visit the Holon Lego Park from mid-July to the end of August to wander through boulevards of Lego landmarks, mazes of building blocks, and a hall of fame, of sorts, in honor of many notable Israeli women. The Lego park is constructed annually for “the big break,” or what Israeli… […]

Jerusalem Light Festival Brightens Old City

There is something mesmerizing about a fresh splash of light hitting the most historical buildings of the past. For the tenth year in a row, the Jerusalem Light Festival illuminates the ancient building designs of the past with a large dose of international imagination, allowing hundreds of thousands of local residents and tourists to visualize… […]

Tel Aviv White Night Illuminates Israeli Culture

On the annual Tel Aviv White Night, the nonstop city pulls an all-nighter to celebrate her culture, her growth, and her ever growing community. The all-night tradition began in 2003 after UNESCO named Tel Aviv’s White City a historical heritage site. With over 4,000 Bauhaus buildings built in the 1930s by a slew of German… […]

Cracking the Soul of Midburn

Exactly 70 years later after the birth of Israel and Jews are still wandering the desert. It’s not quite like the 40 year trek of the post Egypt escape. However, the annual Midburn event has 12,000 wandering souls somewhat escape from the societal pressures of ‘default life’ to enter the rough physical conditions of desert… […]

Israeli Scavenger Hunt for Soul

Israel has been around for 70 years, yet the hidden gems continue to be uncovered within the small and complex country. Enter Joseph Waks, a passionate Israel lover who has experienced the soul of Israel and wants to share it with the world. Originally from Australia and now living in Florida, Waks travels to Israel… […]

Israeli Television Soaring on Screens

Just fifty years ago, Israeli television broadcasted black and white images from the Independence Day Parade. Coming right up in May is the official 50th anniversary of Israeli broadcasting, and with plenty of reason to celebrate as Israeli television is stepping full force into the spotlight as an influential, innovative and ever-growing marketplace. It all… […]

Israel star hopes for win at Eurovision 2018

A Middle Eastern musical act is making waves around the world. Netta Barzilai released “Toy” and is expected to represent Israel in the 2018 Eurovision competition held in Lisbon, Portugal on May 8. Since the songs release on March 8 in honor of International Women’s Day, Netta’s vibrant video has been slated as a top… […]

Tel Aviv Fashion Innovations

Israeli innovation isn’t just about the technology scene. The creative Israeli mentality was celebrated on the runway during last week’s Tel Aviv Fashion Week. In its sixth year, Tel Aviv Fashion Week is four days of about 40 designers who welcome the opportunity to spotlight their work in hopes of reaching the global fashion scene.… […]

Hebrew language revival

Eliezer Ben Yehuda, known as the icon who revived the Hebrew language, would be proud. His linguistic efforts and dreams are being sparked into reality thanks to the dedication of the Academy of the Hebrew Language at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Taking the lead is Dr. Gabriel Birnbaum, a senior researcher who passionately carries on… […]

Agnon hits the English books

Shmuel Yosef Agnon, also known as Shai Agnon, or for his pen name S.Y. Agnon is a famous Nobel prize winning writer who blended his truth with fictional stories and adapted Israeli history into an enigmatic reality, capturing the hearts of those who stepped into his world during his established writing career. Born in the… […]

Israeli artist captures transitional moments

Known for capturing moments in transition, Naomi Leshem is a Israeli photographer whose most recent exhibit is taking place at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the city where she was born. Leshem has shown her photography in America, Europe and Israel, her consistent theme is capturing the transitional moments, such as between sunrise or sunset,… […]

Healing Ink tattoos at Jerusalem museum

A crew of tattoo artists from Healing Ink created their own kind of ‘art exhibit’ in collaboration with Artists4Israel and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The intention was to create a space for victims of terror attacks, war and military services to heal their painful scars in a meaningful way. The project inspires victims to… […]

Jerusalem Pulls in Over 200 Global Artists

Kicking off from October 2 until the end of November is the Jerusalem Biennale, an international art exhibition which invites global artists to contribute to beautifying the holy city based on a chosen theme, this year’s being ‘watershed moments.’ A watershed moment is defined as a point in history which brings along change, and based… […]

The Spirit of the International Jaffa Jazz Festival

“It’s not my festival. It belongs to the people.” Spoken by Amikam Kimelman, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the International Jaffa Jazz Festival, and three years down the line, is still going strong, despite its shaky beginning. As a well-known producer, saxophonist and composer, Kimelman is also a founding member of… […]