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 JBooks.com - Interviews and Profiles: Israeli Culture, Jewish Culture, and the Future
Israeli culture, in all branches of research and the arts, is expected to describe, judge, respond to and, if possible, direct it all.
However, Israeli culture, which is total Jewish culture by definition, is expected to cover everything, to use a range of tools and various aesthetic forms whether realistic or naturalistic, surrealistic or abstract to ponder the whole of life around it.
Israeli culture has earned the objective esteem and acknowledgement of many big and small nations by virtue of its problematical vitality as well as its close contact with new developments in the world of research and the arts.
www.jbooks.com /interviews/IP_YEHOSHUA.htm   (1798 words)

  
 OJPCR 4.1: Culture and Conflict in the Middle East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Israeli society is "a human improvisation patched together from amidst the debris of the shattered empires of the twentieth century with immigrants from as many countries as had Jewish communities"(Cohen, 28).
Israeli children are taught to express their moral responses independent of their parents and friends.
One of the basic concepts governing the Israeli culture is the redemption of the "Zionist" land or the "Land of Israel." This concept has governed most of the Israeli government's policies and plans.
www.trinstitute.org /ojpcr/p4_1el-nawa.htm   (5872 words)

  
 Jeet Heer, "The Diaspora and Israeli Culture"
Indeed, Israelis are singularly cool towards the culture of the Jewish Diaspora, whether created in the United States or elsewhere.
Therefore Israelis cannot help but feel envious and resentful of their North American cousins, even while also believing that only those that live in Israel are really keeping the authentic Jewish identity alive.
For older Israeli writers, one guesses, Kafka represents everything that was wrong with the Diaspora: he was overly-intellectual, neurotic, and he wrote in the language of the enemy, German.
www.jeetheer.com /culture/diaspora.htm   (1160 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: Contemporary Israeli Film
Whereas once the idea of the Israeli film had been associated with third-rate dramas and sophomoric comedies, the emergence of young filmmakers like Eytan Fox, Dover Kosashvili, Shemi Zarhin, and Eran Riklis, along with the continued success of Israel’s most prominent director, Amos Gitai, meant that cinematically speaking, Israel was a cultural backwater no longer.
For Israeli filmmakers, though, the burning affairs of domestic life, and the ever-looming Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are too immediate for distraction and mindless entertainment to rule the day.
Israelis look to films for a chance to wrestle with their country’s demons, and this seeming limitation of Israeli film has become, in the end, its salvation.
www.myjewishlearning.com /culture/Film/IsraeliFilm/Israeli_Film.htm   (1218 words)

  
 Press release -Israeli Culture at Crossroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The long-established notions of Israel's European-based 'high culture' are giving way to other cultural strains—from the Middle East, Russia and North America—even as the mass media continues to fix its spotlight on the diplomatic and political front.
These cultural forces, fuelled by the growth of ethnic political factions and a runaway commercialism, challenge Israel's identity and creative output.
According to Waterman, Israel's 'cultural canon'—a body of unwritten and mostly unexamined criteria by which culture is defined—was fixed during the early years of statehood, when the tastes and ideologies of the European-based Ashkenazi elite shaped the country's cultural institutions: museums, universities, symphony orchestras, theatres, publishing houses, as well as print and broadcast media.
www.jpr.org.uk /Press_releases/Israeli_culture_at_crossroad.htm   (445 words)

  
 israelinsider: Views: Israeli culture - the last, great frontier
It is easy to sit back and complain about the lack of Jewish values in Israeli society, the superficiality and emptiness that typify much of its culture, and the sorry lack of upstanding role models for Israeli youth to emulate.
There is a saying in Washington, DC - "people are policy," which means that the people one appoints to positions of power and influence, and the beliefs and values they bring to the job, eventually count for more than the policy vision or guidelines that a leader lays out.
And popular Israeli culture is the last great frontier, waiting to be settled by religious Jews, just as the hills of Samaria and the deserts of Judea have been.
web.israelinsider.com /Views/1881.htm   (1581 words)

  
 On Israeli Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israeli culture is fascinating, but defies easy definition.
Despite the small size of the country, its culture spreads out from many different bases, all of which will be addressed in this essay.
To make a journey into Israeli culture is to take a trip into the furthest depths of the psyche of its people – precisely what this essay aims to do.
www.jafi.org.il /education/culture/onisraeli   (112 words)

  
 Culture of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With a population drawn from more than one hundred countries on six continents, Israeli society is rich in cultural diversity and artistic creativity.
It tends to be very eclectic and contains a wide variety of influences from the Diaspora and more modern cultural importation: Hassidic songs, Asian and Arab pop, especially by Yemenite singers, and israeli hip hop or heavy metal.
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   (856 words)

  
 Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and his "Culture War" in Israel by Omar Kamil
Furthermore, the state viewed the traditional culture of the Sephardim as hindering their integration into the Western-style modern democratic society that was emerging.
The cultural gap was supposed to close with the modernization of the Sephardim, meaning their integration into the mainstream Israeli culture.
It is common among Israelis to argue that the Sephardi identity Rabbi Yosef is attempting to forge is a separatist one.
members.tripod.com /alabasters_archive/shas_culture_war.html   (3944 words)

  
 Israeli Culture
The winner of numerous literary and humanitarian prizes, he is president of the Israeli Association for Human Rights and the author of eight novels.
A native Israeli, Professor Maoz has served as an advisor on Arab-Israeli relations to prime ministers Yitzchak Rabin and Shimon Peres Preceding these terms he was the Advisor on Arab Affairs to Defense Minister Ezer Weizman and the Assistant-Advisor on Arab Affairs in Israel to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.
Since the establishment of the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, in 1906, Israeli visual culture has maintained a complex relationship to the Zionist ideology of national Jewish revival in the land of Israel.
www.israelcentersf.org /culture/2003-2004/israelat55_lectureseries.asp   (838 words)

  
 Culture
A largely immigrant society, Israel's creative expression has absorbed many different cultural and social influences, as it blends tradition and innovation, and strives to steer a course between Israeli particularism and universalism.
The constant search for cultural identity is expressed through creativity in a broad range of art forms, appreciated and enjoyed by a great many people as part of daily life.
World-wide culture ties focus on cooperation in a broad range of fields, including language, literature, the arts, science, media and sports.
www.israel.org /MFA/Facts+About+Israel/Culture/Culture.htm   (290 words)

  
 Middle East Report 216: Spatial Fantasies: Israeli Popular Culture After Oslo, by Rebecca Luna Stein
The neighborhood's proximity to Jaffa is invisible, and Arabness appears largely as a cultural and aesthetic terrain, disassociated from politics and national histories.
Building on the films of Israeli director Amos Guttman, who died in 1993 of AIDS-related illnesses, Fox celebrates the possibility of a new Israel in which gay men have a legitimate place; lesbians and lesbian culture are largely ignored.
Yet both mappings of Israeli urban space, premised on a series of exclusions, might be understood as a response to the reconfiguration of regional geopolitics in the post-Oslo era.
www.merip.org /mer/mer216/216_stein.html   (2790 words)

  
 Popular Music and National Culture in Israel Journal of Third World Studies - Find Articles
Even before the beginning of Israeli statehood in 1948, music has been accepted as part of a means of forging a unique Israeli national culture.
Distinctly Israeli rock music emerged during the 197Os and gained a dominant position in the 1980s as a contemporary global and cosmopolitan rock music form.
The authors point out the Israeli society was difficult to assimilate into one unit as its individuals and communities came from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3821/is_200504/ai_n13642826   (867 words)

  
 Israeli Culture
I was the Israeli Culture Guide from April 1997 until September 2001.
As Israelis struggled to maintain their daily lives in a society hard hit by suicide bombings and drive-by shooting attacks, I strived to bring Israel's message to the web.
There are plans to add a culture channel to israelinsider in the future, and hopefully this will provide a venue for much of my previous work from Israeli Culture.
www.formeraboutguides.com /israeliculture.htm   (164 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israeli authors are significantly more successful in Europe than in the United States, and literary experts say this phenomenon is a result of the American public's insular mentality and cultural narrow-mindedness.
It is not only Israeli writers who sell poorly in the U.S, as renowned European writers also have a difficult time infiltrating the American market.
Harris does not adhere to the theory that implies Israeli authors achieve success in Europe due to their left-wing political inclinations.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3057720,00.html   (546 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: Israeli Literature
Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, Israeli literature written in the Hebrew language is extraordinarily rich and varied, although Israel is a small country and Hebrew is spoken by relatively few people.
Rahel Bluwstein (1890-1931), a poet known simply as Rahel, was born in Russia and came to Palestine in 1909 as a pioneer.  She left to study agriculture in 1913, but when she returned with tuberculosis, after World War I, she was unable to resume the difficult pioneer life.
The question remains as to whether the Jewishness of Israeli literature, as of the rest of contemporary Israeli culture, must be explicitly articulated and examined or whether it is simply and naturally present, the matrix upon which everything else lies.
www.myjewishlearning.com /culture/literature/Overview_Hebrew_Literature/Literature_Israel_Green.htm   (1225 words)

  
 On Israeli Culture
Suggest that there are many distinctive aspects to the way of life in a particular country that make it slightly different, at least, from other nations.
This will serve as an introduction to a program of several sessions in which the student’s categories – and any of your own that they did not include – are each examined in turn.
It is easily accessible: in her own collection of stories, Apples in the Desert, or in several of the recently published anthologies of modern Israeli short stories or collections of Israeli women’s writing.
www.jafi.org.il /education/culture/onisraeli/17-activities.html   (767 words)

  
 Literature
Israeli publications are seen at key International book fairs and on the shelves of bookstores worldwide.
The Israeli literature market today is not only known for its fiction, poetry and drama but for an extensive list of children's books.
"Israel has a rich and rapidly evolving literary culture, inspired both by the drama of its emergence as a new state and by the interaction of immigrants from diverse cultures in its small but vibrant population.
www.israeliconsulatela.org /culture/Literature.asp   (170 words)

  
 Hebrew Culture Ulpan
Culture Ulpan – Each of the three semesters that run throughout the year has an enrollment of about 250 students.
Modern Israeli Creative Art Forms Inspired by Jewish Sources – This unique program is designed to familiarize new and veteran Olim with the richness of modern Israeli art forms such as literature, poetry, cinema, drawing and sculpture, theatre, music, and philosophy.
Learning Hebrew through the Israeli Cinema – A dynamic workshop in which Israeli social issues are examined as expressed through the medium of Israeli film.
www.wzo.org.il /en/programs/view.asp?id=48   (985 words)

  
 Rutgers University Press
Israeli women do not enjoy the equality, status, and power often attributed to them by the media and popular culture.
Bringing together classic essays by leading scholars of Israeli culture, this reader exposes the hidden causes of ongoing discrimination and links the restrictions that Israeli women experience to deeply entrenched structures, including colonial legacies, religious traditions, capitalism, nationalism, and ongoing political conflict.
Esther Fuchs is a professor in the department of Near Eastern and Judaic studies at the University of Arizona and the author of Israeli Mythogynies: Women in Contemporary Hebrew Fiction.
rutgerspress.rutgers.edu /acatalog/__Israeli_Women_s_Studies_2213.html   (529 words)

  
 GLOBE-INTEL.NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon authorised the leak of sensitive documents which reveal America's spy agencies were warned about a terrorist strike weeks before September 11.
Mossad chiefs insist the Israeli spy agency was tracking Osama Bin-Laden's terrorists in America before September 11 and that that the information was passed on to the CIA on Five separate occasions before the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon.
His coalition is falling apart, Netanyahu has sneaked ahead of him and the Israelis are generally fed up of living in fear.
www.gordonthomas.ie /104.html   (983 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.
Twenty scholars, politicians, journalists and artists from around the world will attend the conference to share their views on such topics as Israeli language and literature, society and law, music and theater, and law and politics.
"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)

  
 Israeli Consulate, NYC - Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israeli guitarist and composer Nadav Lev was described as having "incredible tone and effortless fluid technique that created magic on stage…exceptionally musical and cleanly articulated performance… had the sold out room in hushed and admiring silence." (Classical Guitar Forum).
It conveys a universal warning challenging the viewer to acknowledge the unnatural separation of cultures, religions and societies that exists in the modern world, as well as illuminates the destructive effect that man’s “progress” has had on the animal kingdom, the natural world, and humanity itself.
Here we are allowed entry into the lives of numerous inhabitants from all strata of Israeli society, as well as its observers and critics: eccentric, lost, hilarious souls whose lives, quirks, and neuroses are channeled through Bahr's remarkable characterizations and ability to bring humor to even the most dire and tragic of circumstances.
www.israelfm.org /culture   (2694 words)

  
 ISRAELI CULTURE
Some people think that because Israel is the Jewish State, that all Israelis live in the same way.
Children go to school (just like you do) at the type of school their parents choose (and they do it for six days a week).
Of course, many Israelis like falafel, schwarma and soccer (which is called "football" in Israel).
www.fbsm.org /israeli_culture.htm   (475 words)

  
 israelinsider: Israel's daily online news magazine
Border guards uncovered a tunnel in the border city of Rafah that allegedly was used to smuggle weapons and Palestinians from Gaza into the Sinai Peninsula, a security official said Thursday.
Club Med issued an 'ethnic warning letter', informing vacationers that one of their French ski resorts would be full of a 'group of Israeli citizens'.
The ceasefire may provide us with a temporary reduction in missile attacks but the long term implications are ominous: the writing is on the wall.
www.israelinsider.com   (907 words)

  
 NJJN -Rutgers Hillel plans Israeli Culture Festival
“It’s a celebration of Israeli culture, as opposed to a forum on Israeli politics,” she said.
The value of making connections on a cultural level is something he’s learned by taking a course in Arabic language, said Morgenstern, a sophomore from Montgomery, Ala., who is majoring in Middle East studies and political science, with a minor in Hebrew.
Several groups are cosponsoring the Israeli Culture Festival, including the Israeli consulate in New York, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the Israel Action Committee at Rutgers, the Caravan for Democracy, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Hamagshimim, and the Rutgers College Program Council.
www.njjewishnews.com /njjn.com/012606/cj_RutgersHillel.html   (649 words)

  
 israelinsider: Culture: Six Israeli soldiers fail surprise drug test after eating cake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israeli couple fined for kissing after nuptials in Indian temple town
Six Israeli soldiers figured the drug tests they took as part of the Israeli army's weeklong project against drug use were just routine.
The Israeli army soldiers' weekly Bamahane reports in its current issue that the six were swept up in a dragnet of testing carried out by military police at a training base in the center of the country.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Culture/7423.htm   (313 words)

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