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What is Kululam? מה זה קולולם

Kululam is an Israeli social-musical initiative aimed at bringing together people from all corners of the diverse, multi-cultural Israeli society.  קולולם הינו מיזם מוזיקלי חברתי. המיזם…

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Two special Israeli songs by IIftach Kerzner

By Gideon The melody and lyrics of the two songs highlighted here were written by IIftach Kerzner. In 2006,  during the 2nd Lebanon War, two Israeli Air…

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Elai Botner – A leading Israeli composer and songwriter

The multi talented Elai Botner is a leading Israeli composer, singer, songwriter and guitarist. These are some of his songs, performed by Ran Danker, Hadar…

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Idan Raichel – Ma’agalim עידן רייכל – מעגלים

By Gideon As a top Israeli song writer and performer, Idan Raichel needs no introduction. His hit song Ma’agalim is performed here in two ways:…

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Spotlight: Ofir Ben Shitrit an Israeli Singer

by Gideon In 2013, at the age of 17, Ofir Ben Shitrit, an Orthodox Jewish Israeli singer, won a 2nd place on Israel’s version of “The…

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Shlomi Shabat – Live

Shlomi Shabat is an Israeli vocalist who sings in the Mizrahi style. He was born in Israel to a family that immigrated from Turkey. He sings…

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Modern Chanukah Songs

         

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Great Israeli Songs by Yehuda Poliker

Yehuda Poliker  is an Israeli singer, songwriter, musician, and painter.  He composes in a variety of styles on subjects relating to Israeli society. With his powerful…

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What Israeli soldiers are singing about?

by Gideon A lot can be learned about a nation and its values by the type of songs its soldiers sing. There are countries where soldiers sing…

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Israeli Mizrahi (Oriental) Music

By Gideon The transformation  of the European influenced traditional Israeli music, and of the Middle Eastern influenced Mizrachi Israeli music, into an all inclusive “Israeli Music” symbolizes the transformation…

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Israeli music

Israeli music is as diverse as the Jewish people.  Jews brought with them to Israel their music  from all over the world, where it was absorbed, reinterpreted, and reinvented…

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Israel’s Army Singing Bands – A window into the Israeli Society

The road to understand Israel goes through its military singing bands. The history of Israel, its humor, its pain, its hope, and its evolution is…

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Music and History – The Sephardi Jews and the Ladino language

The Spanish Holocaust lasted several hundred years; the inquisition continued to jail, torture, and murder Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity long after…

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Arik Einstein – The soundtrack to the country

“I just heard on the news that AriK Einstein was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition, my daughter texted me from Tel Aviv,…

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Early Zionist poems that are still relevant today

  Creed By: Shaul Tchernichovsky Laugh, laugh at all my dreams! What I dream shall yet come true! Laugh at my belief in man, At my…

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Israeli songs with special historical meaning

The two songs below captured in few words historical events in a way that elevated them to historical documents that will last for a long time. The first song is…

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The new generation of Israeli singers

In its 10 years of existence, the TV singing competition, Kochav Nolad, produced a new generation of Israeli singers. For almost a decade the show…

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The complex makeup of Israel through a musical lens

A person can learn a lot about the complexity, the diversity, the openness, the inclusiveness, and the unpredictability of the Israeli society, especially the young…

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