Israel Questions and Questions

Israel

What is a kibbutz Maybe you know the word kibbutz or have you at least heard it once? Kibbutz is Hebrew and means “community” or “assembly”. In a kibbutz many people live together like in a family. So they live together, eat together and also work together. These kibbutzim, that is the majority of kibbutz, only exist in Israel and nowhere else in the world. Everything belongs to everyone in…

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Jerusalem Travel Guide

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a city in the historic province of Judea, which is divided between Israel and Palestine, although in practice it can be considered a city in Israel since everything is governed as if it were. According to DigoPaul, the city of¬†Jerusalem has almost 900,000 inhabitants, and it is a real big city, although most people think of Jerusalem as a holy city first and foremost. Jews, Christians and Muslims…

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Dance in Israel

Dance in Israel

Only with the creation of the modern nation-state of Israel did the country get several permanent dance ensembles built on a professional basis, even though Russian immigrant dancer Rina Nikova had already tried to establish a company in Jerusalem as early as the 1920s . Her attempt to create biblical ballets that combined classical technique with a more oriental dance style was succeeded in the 1930s by choreographers of Central…

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Theater in Israel

Theater in Israel

Israeli theater has its roots in the emergence of a Hebrew theater in Western Europe and Russia, besides it also having a background in Yiddish culture that has a rich theater history in both Europe and North America. In Israel, there are also today groups and companies that play Yiddish. The modern Israeli theater has its immediate origin in Hebrew theater development in the Soviet Union, with the founding of…

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Movies in Israel

Movies in Israel

Due to its many religious monuments and places of pilgrimage, Palestine was the subject of much interest from film pioneers from many countries. The first fiction film made in Palestine was the American production From the Manger to the Cross (1912), directed by Sidney Olcott. After the British took over Jerusalem in 1917, a production of news films began. Nathan Axelrod started the production company Moledet in 1927, which produced…

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Israel Arts and Literature

Israel Arts and Literature

Literature The literature in Israel is primarily written in Hebrew or Yiddish. In Arabic, Palestinian fiction is also published, see Palestine (Literature). Compare also Jewish literature. Modern Hebrew literature was born in Europe during the late 18th century cultural enlightenment among the Jews (Hebrew haskala). In Palestine, Hebrew literature was developed at the end of the 19th century, since Eliezer Ben-Yehuda had revived the “tongues of the prophets” so that…

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Israel Sightseeing Places

Israel Landmarks

Best time to go to Israel Israel can be visited at any time of the year, but there are a few factors to consider when planning your trip. The best weather to visit is in spring ( April and May ) or autumn ( September and October ) with mild temperatures in most regions. November and March are also pleasant, but rain showers can be expected especially in the coastal…

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