Culture

Avraham Tal brings historic Caesarea stones to life

A magical atmosphere is almost guaranteed for concertgoers under the stars at northern Israel‘s iconic, history-filled Caesarea Amphitheater. Yet fans of Israeli singer Avraham Tal who made the journey to the Roman-built arena on the shores of the Mediterranean were treated to an especially magical evening as the veteran musician rocked, partied and sang along with fans who barely sat […]

Iran plans to decrease genetic diseases by 50%

.jwplayer{ display: inline-block; } TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) – Iran’s Health Ministry has aimed to decrease genetic diseases across the country by 50 percent based on a 5-year plan, said head of Non-communicable diseases committee of the ministry. Special screening programs for different genetic diseases, including chromosomal diseases and genetic abnormalities, are being implemented across the country which aim to […]

Celebrating The Bar Mitzvah at TLVFest

When Eytan Fox, the director of the comedy webseries The Bar Mitzvah, which will be shown at this year’s TLVFest, the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, needed someone to play an American woman on a plane, naturally he thought of me. I had never acted before, but since one of Israel’s top directors was convinced I could handle three […]

‘I knew if I had the chance, I could make those people dance’

‘A long, long time ago… I can still remember,” said Don McLean in response to my question about his 1960s folkie days in New York. Well, not really. But in that slightly nasal twang that hasn’t changed in 50 years, it was impossible to listen to McLean speak without being reminded that this was the person – and the voice […]

An ode to hip hop

Anyone who grew up in France in the 1980s may remember a television show called H.I.P. H.O.P. Running for exactly 43 weeks in 1984, the program is credited with laying the groundwork for France’s illustrious hip hop scene. For performer and choreographer Kader Attou, Sunday afternoons turned into TV tutorials, a time for him to soak up all the moves […]

Israeli magicians perform their latest illusions on Israel Railways

Israeli Magicians, Hezi Dean and Nimrod Harel have found a new venue for their acts – the Israel Railways. The two performers treated some 100 passengers en route from Kiryat Motzkin to Tel Aviv to an evening of fun and magic in a series of in-train entertainment: ‘Fun Experiences on the Way.’ Be the first to know – In order […]

‘The Third Dance,’ a second time

Less than a week before the premiere of their new work, choreographers and performers Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor show up for their morning coffee looking radiant. The rehearsal process, which has taken up most of their time for many months and is coming to a head this week, suits them. Or maybe it’s that they’ve given up sugar. Out […]