Dance review: ‘The Third Dance‘

Dance review: ‘The Third Dance‘

Veteran dancers/choreographers build their reputation for steady and solid partnering over years. , an interpretation of an earlier duet created some 30 years ago by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal. Niv Sheinfeld, a former dancer with Dror and Ben Gal’s company, took a bold step by choosing to rework the canonic duet Two-Room Apartment, created in the late 1980s by Dror and Ben Gal. The rendition became a huge […]

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Rare tie at J’lem Film Fest awards

Rare tie at J’lem Film Fest awards

At the 35th , which were announced on Thursday, there was a tie in the feature film competition, for the first time since 2004. The Haggiag Prize for Best Israeli Feature Film was awarded jointly to Yona Rosenkier’s The Dive, about three brothers struggling with the militarism instilled in them by their late father and Israeli society, and Tsivia Barkai-Yaakov’s Red Cow, about a young woman who falls in love […]

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Where should you live: Cleveland or the Holy Land?

Where should you live: Cleveland or the Holy Land?

Chaim Hecht just wants his son to move back to Israel. But apparently, the begging and pleading by the veteran Israeli TV host hasn’t been doing the trick. So instead, he created a TV show. Be the first to know – Hecht’s From Arizona to Ness Ziona premiered earlier this week on , the first in a three-part documentary series comparing life in the United States to that in Israel. […]

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Grapevine: Mendel and Mushka

Grapevine: Mendel and Mushka

IN ALMOST every Chabad family in which there are children, there’s a Mendel and a Mushka, who are named after the last Lubavitcher Rebbe in the Chabad dynasty – Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and his wife Chaya Mushka, who were childless. The names were given even when the two were alive in the hope that some of the wonderful attributes of the Rebbe and his wife would be emulated in […]

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Face-paint, the new news

Face-paint, the new news

Michal Henig is busy burning down the Temple for , so it’s a good thing it’s not the actual Temple but a painting of it. The flames are painted on the face of her model, Lihi Henig, who is also her teenage daughter. “I need to remove some portions of the Temple to expose the skin to paint the flames on,” she says. “This is something that takes time to […]

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