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.Read more
Music, Theater & Dance
The music and lyrics of Israeli folk music express the dreams of a new nation.
This Israeli songwriter is famous for lyrics of such songs as "Jerusalem of Gold" and "Lu Yehi."
A culmination of foreign and native influences.
Traditional dances find new values in Israel.
Buy Israeli music here, from classical music to popular hits.
Literature & Letters
Hebrew literature in translation.
Truth is sometimes indistinguishable from fiction.
A profile of the Israeli poet.
The Hebrew language was embraced by Jewish enlightenment writers, then fully reborn in Palestine.
The father of Modern Hebrew.
About Israel's signature food--plus, a recipe.
Three easy recipes for eggplant.
A recipe for one of the most popular egg dishes in Israel
The shuk in an Israeli city can offer a glimpse into the lives of those who visit it.
The ultimate comfort food.
Film, Art, Television
This artist became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills.
A history of a nation through the small screen.
Integrating the European and the Middle Eastern.
Filmmakers find a uniquely Israeli voice.
You can buy DVDs of popular Israeli television series here.