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  Culture of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The culture of Israel, also called "Israeli culture", is inseparable from long history of Judaism and Jewish history which preceded it (i.e.
Israel is also home to several world-class classical music ensembles such as the Israel Philharmonic, the New Israeli Opera and others.
Modern dance in Israel is a flourishing field, and several Israeli choreographers such as Ohad Naharin are considered to be among the most versatile and original international creators working today.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Israel   (713 words)

 Culture in Israel
Israel is a multi-cultural society, and it is now accepted that the country stands only to benefit from retaining cultural individuality while striving to achieve a parallel Israeli culture which will absorb and be enriched by the manifold strands that make up the whole.
Israel is still a country of immigrants - since 1989, over one million immigrants arrived from the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Israel in 1948 was a small sliver of land with a minuscule population, overwhelmingly concerned with the problems of daily survival, and struggling to create the framework for an independent and viable state.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/culture1.html   (2892 words)

 Beta-Israel History and Culture
In the hope of reaching Israel and family members, the remaining residents of the Jewish villages began to flow out of the highlands towards Addis Ababa.
Israel was a Western country that they did not understand and was very different from what they knew or expected.
Knowledge in Israel about Ethiopian Jews, their history, habits, foods, language, way of life and hardships was almost nonexistent.
www.almaya.org.il /content/beta/culture.htm   (921 words)

 Mailgate: soc.culture.yugoslavia: ISRAEL WANT TO EXTRADITE YOU...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel Will Prosecute Holocaust Deniers By NINA GILBERT Holocaust denial crimes committed overseas would be an offense under Israeli legal jurisdiction and serve as grounds for extradition under legislation, which is expected to pass a first reading in the Knesset this week.
In 1994, Israel extended its legal protection abroad for the state and its citizens to Jews and Jewish institutions, which enables it to obtain justice for them as it does for Israelis.
Eldad said the amendment to the law in Israel, where Holocaust denial is a crime, is necessary because "almost all" of those crimes are committed abroad.
mailgate.supereva.com /soc/soc.culture.yugoslavia/msg104859.html   (399 words)

 Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
Israel for decades has had one of the highest number of annual strike days in the world.
The culture of corruption in Israel is probably not due to some "genetic" weakness of Israelis, but has a lot to due with a lack of transparent institutions and accountability.
Israel must reform itself until scandal and corruption are an exception, like elsewhere, not the way things are done.
www.israelnationalnews.com /article.php3?id=3424   (2248 words)

 Jewish Culture in Israel — No Apologies Necessary
Israel is already a “state of all its citizens” in that all Israelis — Jews and non-Jews alike — have the right to vote and other basic rights.
Christianity is the dominant culture of all Western democracies (sometimes officially, sometimes not), and Jews who are otherwise at home in these democracies must, and do, accommodate to living in a religious culture not their own.
As for the cultural discomfort of minorities — the sense of feeling “left out” — if they are not harassed, if their religious institutions and schools are free to express what they wish, that is all that is required; the highest standard has been met.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=1626   (1334 words)

 Gems in Israel: Olive Culture in Ancient Israel
Contrary to the vineyard and its grapes, the attributes of the olive tree are not widespread among the toponymies of ancient Israel.
There is little Industrial archaeological evidence for a flourishing olive culture during the Canaanite period (this does not preclude the fact that such an olive culture may have existed).
The geographical distribution of olive culture was widespread in the Mediterranean regions of the country from the slopes of Mount Hermon to the Gaza strip and westward to the northern highlands of the Negev Mount and the Byzantine Nabatien sites to the far end of the 'Arava Valley.
www.gemsinisrael.com /e_article000008705.htm   (1540 words)

 Economy of Israel, Culture of Israel, Israel History, Israel Flag, History of Israel
The talents in Israel are tremendous and this is precisely why the country has a rich culture to boast about.
Israel's writers and performers, painters, sculptors, and photographers have always examined personal and social issues relating to Jewish identity and statehood.
The economy of Israel has grown rapidly and the standard of living of the people is also quite high despite the fact that the country's defence spending remains one of the world's highest per capita and the growing influx of immigrants always manages to strain the availability of jobs and housing.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/israel1.html   (376 words)

 Mailgate: soc.culture.yugoslavia: Re: Israel & Democracy, poles apart!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel is the ancestral homeland of Jews, including Ashkenazi Jews.
That is consistent with Jewish tradition and history that says they're descended from the Hebrews who settled in Israel long ago, and were forced to leave by the Romans.
It may be the case that some Russian immigrants to Israel are not 'full-blooded' Jews, since Israel allows for even just one grandparent, and for spouses of Jews, to return to Israel.
mailgate.supereva.com /soc/soc.culture.yugoslavia/msg104766.html   (244 words)

 Israel's Culture of Martyrdom
In the case of Israel, however, the connection between nationalism and death is especially visceral.
At the center of this culture of death is the remembrance of martyrs--Jews who, in Zionist ideology, had to die so that the state might be born.
Israel's war with Hezbollah may have strengthened the hand of the Israeli right, which has forgotten that peace comes only by negotiating with those you do not trust.
www.thenation.com /doc/20050110/kimmerling   (1101 words)

 Cannabis Culture Forums: Israel 'biggest threat' to peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel reacted to the poll even before it was formally released -after the Spanish daily El Pais published leaked details from it last week - saying it is proof that anti-Semitism lies behind political criticism of Israel.
Israel will make a point of bombing Iran's nuclear facilities is news that the Pentagon is planning to sell the Sharon Government 100 bunker-buster bombs.
israel is really not a country at all just a infestation of eastern european gangster familys using the area for a hideout to store the loot extorted from around the world.
www.cannabisculture.com /forums/showflat.php?Number=1081771   (1204 words)

 Summary: Israel and its Culture
Individual or couple dancing have long supplanted the place of group folk dancing (except in large parts of the religious world, which is another story); in recent years, however, attendance has significantly increased of regular evenings of folk dancing, updated and adapted for the present day.
Israel’s narrative is very complex: this essay has focused on thirteen subjects and the ways in which they are reflected in creative culture.
Nevertheless, its culture is one of the most interesting in our world, as reading this essay should have made clear.
www.jafi.org.il /education/culture/onisraeli/15-summary.html   (243 words)

 israelinsider: Culture: Final: Israel ties France, 1-1, in "grudge match"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And that's how it ended, with Israel remaining on top of their division, sharing the lead with Ireland, ahead of France on goals.
Wednesday's game has captivated soccer-mad Israel, with fans hoping their team can make its first World Cup appearance since 1970, the only time it participated in a major tournament.
Israel Football Association chairman Shaul Aizenberg said authorities would do everything possible to prevent outbreaks of anti-French feeling at the game.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Culture/5254.htm   (550 words)

 Israel's culture of martyrdom
For most of Israel's Jewish population, the trial provided a rite of passage, imbuing them with the sense that they were all, in a way, Holocaust survivors and that another Holocaust might be imminent.
The worst abuses of the Holocaust in Israel, however, have occurred in the midst of debates between Jews, particularly the controversies around the territories occupied in 1967.
The question in Israel today is whether this heroic period has come to an end or whether the prevailing ideology of the 1948 war will last another hundred years, until the entire "Land of Israel" is "liberated." To choose the former option is to grant priority to the lives of Israel's citizens, Jewish and Arab.
www.pcdc.edu.ps /Israel_culture_of_martyrdom.htm   (6023 words)

 Israel Culture
Until recently, Israel's culture has been predominantly religious, be it Jewish, Christian or Muslim.
Although the hoe-that-field, pick-that-fruit, scoutlike kibbutz feeling is still in evidence, and although Judaism is the state religion, Israel is rapidly turning into a cosmopolitan consumerist society.
Israel is renowned for its classical music, with artists such as violinist Yitzhak Perlman strutting the world stage.
www.traveldocs.com /il/culture.htm   (326 words)

 Israel Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties provides a cultural bridge, connecting Bay Area Jews with their counterparts in Israel.
Culture — Embrace Israel’s rich culture and celebrate its ethnic diversity with a variety of events ranging from Middle Eastern to Israeli pop concerts.
Education — The Israel Education Initiative provides opportunities for the educational community to broaden the knowledge, deepen the engagement and instill a strong bond with Israel – all essential to creating an enduring Jewish Identity and a strong sense of Jewish peoplehood.
www.israelcentersf.org /about/index.shtml   (563 words)

 At the front of Israel's culture war - The Boston Globe
In the context of that culture war, Elon argues, Kadima's West Bank pullout plan is less an effort to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict than an attempt by Israel's secular elite to deal a death blow to the religious right and cement its dominance over the country.
In his view of Israel's culture clash, which he compares to the ''red-blue" divide in the United States, Elon feels that his enemies value Jewishness less than ''Israeli culture" -- ''a superficial culture" centered in coastal Tel Aviv with its classical music concerts and Mediterranean fusion food.
Elon, who was tourism minister in Sharon's government until he was fired for his opposition to the Gaza pullout, began urging followers not to attack Likud from the right but to join it in a broad right-leaning bloc.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/03/22/at_the_front_of_israels_culture_war   (887 words)

 Celebrating 50 years of Israeli culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To celebrate Israeli culture, Michael Fishbane, the Nathan Cummings Professor in Jewish Studies, and Menachem Brinker, the Henry Crown Professor in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, have organized the conference "50 Years of Hebrew Culture in Israel: A Retrospective," to be held Sunday, April 19, through Tuesday, April 21.
Israel's main writers are read all over the world.
"50 Years of Hebrew Culture in Israel: A Retrospective" is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Israel-Cultural Department and the Art Institute of Chicago.
chronicle.uchicago.edu /980416/israeli.shtml   (456 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: Home on the Screen
In particular, she shows how these films illustrate themes of Mizrahi life and cultural expression in Israel: displacement and the search for home, and questions of how best to portray a minority culture in film.
Even though Riklis himself is not Mizrahi, his efforts to portray an authentic Yemenite-Israeli culture should be acknowledged especially in articulating the distinctive local language and body gestures of the community.
Ruth Tsoffar is an assistant professor of Hebrew Literature, Language, and Culture in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan.
www.myjewishlearning.com /culture/Film/IsraeliFilm/SephardicFilms/SephardicFilms2.htm   (1479 words)

 Israel-Palooza brings camels and culture to OSU - Campus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
These camels are one of the ways Israel-Palooza hopes to bring the culture of Israel to students at Ohio State.
Israel-Palooza is a week-long festival dedicated to Israel's honor on May 1 through May 5 on the South Oval.
"Quite often, Israel and the Middle East in general is shown in a very poor light," she said.
www.thelantern.com /news/2006/05/01/Campus/IsraelPalooza.Brings.Camels.And.Culture.To.Osu-1897580.shtml   (437 words)

 EpiPalaeolithic (European Mesolithic) Natufian Culture of Israel
The Natufian culture occupies a special place in the evolution of human societies in the Near East, namely, that of the threshold to the emergence of farming communities.
The idea that the Natufians were the earliest farmers is as old as the original discovery of the cultural remains by Garrod.
The Natufian Culture is defined by an assemblage which includes microlithic components of complex tools.
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Natufian_Culture.html   (277 words)

 soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Jews and Israel (8/12)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
So-called "non-Zionist" Jews are pleased that Israel exists from a practical standpoint--as a haven for oppressed Jews and as a land imbued with holiness well-suited for Torah study.
Please remember that Zionism is distinct from the state of Israel; if you look at the history of Zionism, you will see that for some of the zionistic movements, Israel was not the target homeland (in fact, you'll discover that at one time, Uganda was an option).
Israel is modern political state that strives to provide a pluralistic and open society, comprising many ethnic and religious groups.
www.faqs.org /faqs/judaism/FAQ/08-Israel   (4120 words)

 Yale Daily News - Mozes presents documentary about youth culture in Israel
Mozes showed her documentary film -- titled "Keep on Dancing" -- which is centered on the effects of the Intifada on youth culture in Israel, to about 40 students at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale Monday.
Mozes' visit, sponsored by the Yale Friends of Israel, or YFI, was the first event in the organization's Israeli Culture Week and part of Mozes' broader initiative of touring universities around the world with her message.
I wanted to show the young culture we have -- Israel used to be the best party scene in Europe," she said.
www.yaledailynews.com /article.asp?AID=23919   (1102 words)

 israelinsider: Culture: Staying in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They planned to be there only for a year, but Gordis and his wife decided to remain in Jerusalem permanently, confident that their children would be among the first generation of Israelis to grow up in peace.
The book tells the story of how one American family adjusts to life in Israel and questions whether it was a wise decision to bring young children from safe, suburban Los Angeles to the terror-inflicted streets of Jerusalem.
The going in Israel isn't easy, and the exuberant optimism expressed in the beginning of this book is slowly transformed by the struggles, internal and external, of parents trying to raise, and keep their children safe in a war setting.
web.israelinsider.com /bin/en.jsp?enPage=ArticlePage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enDispWho=Article^l3474&enZone=Culture&enVersion=0&   (937 words)

 Israel - Culture
Most of the Israelites' culture was based on their religion, Judaism.
In Ancient Israel the arts were either religious or made to help their daily life.
Shavout is based on the first fruit of the seven species: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, olives, and dates.
www.kidsnewsroom.org /elmer/infoCentral/frameset/civilizations/israel/cult   (151 words)

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Israel Prize laureate dies at 74 following serious illness; PM Olmert: Israel lost one of its greatest culture legends
Actor and musician Yossi Banai, one of Israel's greatest artists, died Thursday at the age of 74 following a serious illness.
President Moshe Katsav and his wife Gila expressed their sorrow over Banai's death: "Banai was a multidisciplinary artistic personality who left his mark on the theatre, cinema and singing stage.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3249936,00.html   (267 words)

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