Israeli Folklore Archive

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 in Hebrew, Turkish, and Spanish. The following is a collection of …

Israeli Folk Dance (ריקודי עם)

By Gideon This article is dedicate to Steve  Weissman the Israeli folk dance instructor of Boca Raton, Florida, who has so much patience and talent that even I, a person with almost no talent for dancing, learned …

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 vocals and dynamic stage persona, Yehuda Poliker has been a …

MOUTHWATERING WATERMELON

by Daniella Ashkenazy This article first appeared in the CHELM-ON-THE-MED website. It is published here with author‘s permission. *** Up until now, testing the ripeness of watermelons has hinged on folklore – slapping the side of a watermelon …

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 songs about defeating enemies, glorious victories, or about the next …