“The self-assured informality of Israeli audiences in shorts and khaki shirts, score in hand, immediately enchanted him.”
A look at the morale-raising expression of choice in today’s Jewish state.
Israel’s Mizraḥi Rihanna.
Tightknit communities as stand-ins for a society at large.
Why a cheesy competition with bad music and outrageous costumes matters.
Explaining the success of Shtisel.
And how Tel Aviv made the style its own.
From Iowa to Silicon Valley.
From In Treatment to Fauda.
Translation, retranslation, and un-translation.
It’s a Wonderful Life meets Pulp Fiction.
Bernard Lewis and Bialik.
Eyshet Hayil vs. Vunder Voman.