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Jerusalem: Inside the Barashi Synagogue

Jerusalem: Inside the Barashi Synagogue September 19, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
In the weeks leading up to the Jewish high holydays, synagogues all over Jerusalem become focal points for special prayers called piyutim or bakashot.  Using melodies handed down over generations, Jews whose origins are in every corner of the world, spend a couple of hours late at night and in the very...

Mid-Way Through the Jerusalem Film Festival

Mid-Way Through the Jerusalem Film Festival July 14, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s not to soon to report that the 28th Jerusalem Film Festival lives up to its reputation as one of Israel’s premier cultural events of the year. You still have time to catch some of the superb Israeli documentaries and features that will give you a glimpse into this complex and dynamic...

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Summer Concerts

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Summer Concerts June 24, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Looking for some free summer entertainment? Besides all the festivals that make up the summer cultural season in Jerusalem, the holy city is the place to be for free (or almost free) concerts to suit every taste.   Meir Banai performs in Jerusalem. © Judy Lash Balint The added bonus with Jerusalem’s...

Independence Day, Israeli Style

Independence Day, Israeli Style June 20, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
As America gets set to whoop it up for July 4th, I try to explain to Israeli friends how Americans celebrate their Independence Day–parades, picnics, fireworks and yes, sales, but the thing that catches their attention most is the 3-day weekend.  Israelis count themselves lucky to get Independence...

Jerusalem, Israel: Opera Festival gets Underway

Jerusalem, Israel: Opera Festival gets Underway June 3, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
What a week–no sooner were the Jerusalem Day celebrations over, when the Opera Festival started out on its series of fabulous events. With performances scheduled for Masada and  Jerusalem, there’s still time to snag tickets for one of the gala events, if you’ll be in Jerusalem over...

Off the beaten track activity for Jerusalem Day: Yom Yerushalayim

Off the beaten track activity for Jerusalem Day: Yom Yerushalayim May 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
While everyone else is joining in the mass Rikudegalim (dancing with flags) to mark Jerusalem Day on Wednesday * (see below for details), you may want to celebrate another event that occurs on the same date.  The Hebrew date that marks the anniversary of the death of the prophet Samuel is the same as...

Jerusalem, Israel: Outdoor Concerts for Your Calendar

Jerusalem, Israel: Outdoor Concerts for Your Calendar May 27, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Jerusalem night life is pretty lively with clubs, cafes, art cinema houses, theater and concerts.  But during the summer, it’s the outdoor concerts in spectacular places that catch the attention and can cap off a visit to the holy city.   Outdoor concert in Jerusalem's Sultans Pool Over...

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Festival Opens Tonight with Strange Fruit

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Festival Opens Tonight with Strange Fruit May 23, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Strange Fruit–a performance art group from Melbourne, Australia, is the opening act for the 50th Israel Festival that kicks off in Jerusalem tonight. The theater, dance, circus act performers give two 20-minute free shows on Monday at 5 p.m and 7 p.m in Zion Square (Kikar Zion) downtown Jerusalem. Get...

Free Museum Entrance for International Museum Day 2011

Free Museum Entrance for International Museum Day 2011 May 17, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Almost every museum in Israel will be taking part in International Museum Day that takes place on Wednesday, May 18 this year.  That means free entrance to the latest exhibits at 76 museums all across the country, including most of Jerusalem’s prime cultural outlets. Israel Museum, Jerusalem....

Festivals and More Festivals in Jerusalem

Festivals and More Festivals in Jerusalem May 11, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Have you ever been to a Philosophy Festival? If you feel like sharing ideas with some of the 21st century’s top leading minds from all over the world–then drop in on the What’s On Your Mind Philosophy festival in Jerusalem between May 18-20. Philosophy not your thing? Pretty much anyone...