When Rav Kook became the chief rabbi of Jerusalem, he visited the Bezalel Academy of Art, and encouraged the students to use their talents to paint landscapes of Eretz Yisrael to arouse a yearning for the Land in the hearts of everyone who viewed the paintings.
It’s Leiner’s fourth solo album, and it’s packed with what has made him a household name in the Jewish music world. Perhaps the album’s most unique aspect, though, is its production.
Movies engender experiences that have a stronger staying power than lectures, not to mention classes in Hebrew.
One song in particular on this album, “Bayom Hahu,” stands out from all the others.
The viewer/listener is treated to a mix of older, beloved soloists as well as some new voices. Since this is a Gerstner production, it of course has a 2020 flash and modern sound.
Herzlich 2 has been in the works for a few years and the attention to detail, precision production, and careful selection of songs rewards the listener with a very rich and enjoyable experience.
It's Lebowicz's first trip to Israel as a comedian and hopes to give both residents and visitors something to look forward to during their Pesach vacation.
The documentary, which includes simple re-enactments with actors, will make you cry and will make you angry.
Kingsley is extremely convincing as a man who tries at first to say he only pushed paper and is not culpable for the crimes and thinks he can outsmart the Israelis.
Crypto-Jews, who saw in their own circumstances a reflection of the events of Tisha B’Av.
“I perform a show that I would not be ashamed for my rav to see, but I’m sure there are always going to be people that feel I pushed it too far.”
The first time I saw Matisyahu perform he was mesmerising. It was 2006, at the height of his chassidic phase...
Not all artists are taken hostage by the BDS movement
If you’re hearing this is when you’re driving and someone cuts you off, you’ll be able to breathe easy.
After giving a talk at a melaveh malka about his work experience a few years ago, people told him he had enough material to do a standup routine. They were right.
Gradually, a picture emerged of survivors who had each experienced a different horror, but who all shared the pain of living with the memory.
“We Will Not Be Silent” tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a German college student who placed anti-Nazi leaflets at her college and was hanged for her "crime."
While being questioned at Nuremberg, Göring was “humble” about having pulled off one of the most extensive theft of artwork in history...
Rabbi Lau is a world class speaker. When he relates stories, even concentration camp stories, the audience is mesmerized. As we would soon discover, he is in the movie as well.
The most uplifting aspect of the film was the footage from the displaced persons camps.
Guys and Dolls in Jerusalem
"I began to unravel a true-to-life love story. I was determined to tell it now, while they are both still alive."
Nouril concluded he had no choice: He had to become more observant.
Being the son of an Orthodox rabbi who witnessed my artwork without scorn was a green light for me to continue.
"We are living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art, but don't know it."
Synagogue ritual art is also abundant but for various reasons not usually collected.
He refuses to flinch from our painful history, perhaps finding a kind of solace in the consistency of irrational enmity directed against us.
A new generation of Sabra artists have come to the fore, creating imaginative and attractive pieces of arts.
"Vidduy: The Musical" breaks through the formidable barrier of repetitive confession to allow us to begin to understand what is at the heart of this fundamental religious act.
These eleven nursing home residents and their accompanying staff from the Connecticut nursing home could represent any of us or our own loved ones...