Israeli Culture

Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv, where Israeli culture is created.

Contemporary Israeli Film

Israeli film used to be associated with third-rate dramas and sophomoric comedies. But in the 1990s of a number of young filmmakers emerged, and thanks to their work Israel is, cinematically speaking, a cultural backwater no longer.

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Music, Theater & Dance

Folk Music

Folk Music

The music and lyrics of Israeli folk music express the dreams of a new nation.

Naomi Shemer

This Israeli songwriter is famous for lyrics of such songs as "Jerusalem of Gold" and "Lu Yehi."

Israeli Theater

A culmination of foreign and native influences.

Folkdance

Traditional dances find new values in Israel.

Popular Israeli Music

Buy Israeli music here, from classical music to popular hits.

Literature & Letters

A Reader's Guide

A Reader's Guide

Hebrew literature in translation.

S. Y. Agnon

Truth is sometimes indistinguishable from fiction.

Yehuda Amichai

A profile of the Israeli poet.

Rebirth of Hebrew

The Hebrew language was embraced by Jewish enlightenment writers, then fully reborn in Palestine.

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

The father of Modern Hebrew.


Food

Falafel

Falafel

About Israel's signature food--plus, a recipe.

Baba Ganoush

Three easy recipes for eggplant.

Shakshuka

A recipe for one of the most popular egg dishes in Israel

Israeli Markets

The shuk in an Israeli city can offer a glimpse into the lives of those who visit it.

Schnitzel

The ultimate comfort food.

Film, Art, Television

Anna Ticho

Anna Ticho

This artist became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills.

Israeli Television

A history of a nation through the small screen.

Israeli Architecture

Integrating the European and the Middle Eastern.

Contemporary Films

Filmmakers find a uniquely Israeli voice.

Watch Israeli TV at Home

You can buy DVDs of popular Israeli television series here.

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