Category Archives: Music and literature

Songs for the Sabbath

One of the interesting things about Israeli “popular” music is the way in which musicians – singers and composers – have been drawn to Hebrew literature in their search for lyrics. I doubt that you’ll see a song set to … Continue reading

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Books, Lights, Festivals

Summer is the time for festivals of all kinds. Besides the the Abu Ghosh Vocal Music Festival at Shavuot, the Israel Festival – which ended yesterday, June 14th – and the Opera Festival at Masada, last Thursday saw the start … Continue reading

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The Hour of the Muses

  Okay, I did more or less hint that my next blog entry would be about the Obama visit, the so-called "Roadmap to Peace", the Arab-Israel Conflict, etc. but you know what? My blood pressure needs a break and if … Continue reading

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