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Salt formations on the Dead Sea shore, July 7, 2020. Photo by Mila Aviv/Flash90.

Can a magnificent art museum help save the dying Dead Sea?

When 1,200 Israelis posed nude at the Dead Sea for American art photographer Spencer Tunick in 2011, project initiator Ari Leon Fruchter hoped the eye-popping images would start a wave of activism to save the unique saltwater...

Warsaw Ghetto: In Memoriam. Film Short based on true event

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The Warsaw ghetto uprising began in the early morning hours of Erev Peysach, April 19, 1943. Based on a true story that took place on April 19, 1943, a small group of surviving Jews gather...
Movie reels. Credit: Aleksanderdnp via Wikipedia.

Ahead of Israel Independence Day, Jerusalem Cinematheque releases rare historical videos

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The Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive recently launched an innovative website featuring Israeli cinema through its generations. The new website, which includes 7,000 items, is accessible and free of charge in both Hebrew and English, the Cinematheque...

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past...

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12 (1996): 55-77 These Zydki, wooden figurines of traditionaal Polish Jews, come in...
Mural by Jackson Pollock (Photo: Wikipedia)

‘Mural’ Came From Deep in Pollock’s Unconscious

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Since at least 2014, Mural (1943) has been on perpetual tour. So much has already been said about this large painting – books are devoted solely to the analysis of Jackson Pollock’s first great masterpiece. What...
British actress Helen Miren meets with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at City Hall, June 22, 2016. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Helen Mirren to portray Golda Meir in new film on Yom Kippur War

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Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren will play the role of iconic Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in an upcoming biographical film Golda. The movie will be directed by Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nattiv. Production is...

Jacob Sandler, “Mayn Erster Tango” — מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ

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Mayn Ershter Tango -- מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ Recording: On album: S-027(a) (Jacob Sandler Mayn Erster Tango -- מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ) Track ID: 9845 Author/Composer/Artist Sandler, Jacob -- סאַנדלער, יעקבֿ First line: Mayn ershtn tango mit dir, vel ikh in...
Israeli singer Eden Alene. Source: YouTube/Screenshot.

Israel releases revamped 2021 Eurovision entry

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Singer Eden Alene will represent Israel at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with her song, “Set Me Free.” A new video featuring a revamped version of the song was released on Friday. Alene was scheduled to represent Israel...
Keter Group and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation opened a new exhibition, “The New Shape of coExistence,” on MArch 24, 2021. Photo by Shoham Sahar.

Keter, Peres Center unveil co-existence-themed exhibition of artists worldwide

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Keter Group and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation opened a new exhibition on March 24 titled “The New Shape of coExistence,” featuring carefully selected artwork from across the Middle East and beyond. The...
Aerial view of 'Sacred Dreams' by Mira Lehr (detail), 183 aerial sculptures descending from the ceiling of the museum. The large-scale installation was donated by Dr. Robert B. Feldman to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Photo by Michael E. Fryd (2020). Burned and dyed Japanese paper, acrylic, ink, and resin.

The Collector Robert B. Feldman Donates Major Aerial Sculpture Installation by Mira Lehr to...

Dr. Robert B. Feldman, the New York-based art collector, has promised this large-scale installation by Mira Lehr as a gift to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. The artwork, titled Sacred Dreams, is comprised of 183 aerial...