Israeli film used to be associated with third-rate dramas and sophomoric comedies. But in the 1990s of a number of young filmmakers emerged, and thanks to their work Israel is, cinematically speaking, a cultural backwater no longer.Read More
Music, Theater & DanceFolk Music
The music and lyrics of Israeli folk music express the dreams of a new nation.Naomi Shemer
This Israeli songwriter is famous for lyrics of such songs as "Jerusalem of Gold" and "Lu Yehi."Israeli Theater
A culmination of foreign and native influences.Folkdance
Traditional dances find new values in Israel.Popular Israeli Music
Buy Israeli music here, from classical music to popular hits.
Literature & LettersA Reader's Guide
Hebrew literature in translation.S. Y. Agnon
Truth is sometimes indistinguishable from fiction.Yehuda Amichai
A profile of the Israeli poet.Rebirth of Hebrew
The Hebrew language was embraced by Jewish enlightenment writers, then fully reborn in Palestine.Eliezer Ben-Yehuda
The father of Modern Hebrew.
About Israel's signature food--plus, a recipe.Baba Ganoush
Three easy recipes for eggplant.Shakshuka
A recipe for one of the most popular egg dishes in IsraelIsraeli Markets
The shuk in an Israeli city can offer a glimpse into the lives of those who visit it.Schnitzel
The ultimate comfort food.
Film, Art, TelevisionAnna Ticho
This artist became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills.Israeli Television
A history of a nation through the small screen.Israeli Architecture
Integrating the European and the Middle Eastern.Contemporary Films
Filmmakers find a uniquely Israeli voice.Watch Israeli TV at Home
You can buy DVDs of popular Israeli television series here.