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When Modern Dance Got Caught in Israel’s Culture Wars

By On March 22, 2017

Mr. Gaga, the intriguing new documentary about Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company and its artistic director, is about more than dance. Veteran filmmaker Tomer Heymann incorporates never-before-seen archival footage, beautifully shot performances, interviews and… Read More


The Other Gaga

By On April 16, 2013

Lady Gaga’s bizarre videos and catchy lyrics launched the gibberish word into the mouths of adults the world over. But now there’s another Gaga catching on, and it’s not the children’s ball game. Created… Read More

Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance Contest

Video: Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance-Off

By On January 23, 2013

However did we miss this? Does anyone know who this boy is, and how he made it to this dance contest in Shenzen, China? We would really like to know.… Read More


Jews & Arabs Dancing

By On July 23, 2012

Jews and Arabs really aren’t so different. Just check out their dance moves. A YouTube user, SpudXXXX, made a short video that mixes together traditional Arabic dancing with traditional Jewish dancing. First, a… Read More


Jumping for Joy

By On June 27, 2012

In Israel, the NaNach movement, a subset of Bratslav Hasidism, has attracted thousands of followers. The movement was founded in 1962 by Yisroel Dov Odesser, a Bratslav rabbi. Odesser claimed to have discovered a “letter from Heaven”… Read More


Oi to the World

By On August 11, 2011

“Our biggest sages were totally nonconformists,” says Yishai Romanoff, the lead singer and founder of Moshiach Oi!. “Abraham didn’t accept the status quo–all the leaders were liars. He wanted to smash it all; he smashed all… Read More


Straight from the Ghetto

By On January 5, 2011

“A bird may love a fish, but where would they build a home together?” The 2004 film “You Got Served” tells the story of two friends who overcome all obstacles to win… Read More


Elvis in Jerusalem

By On October 8, 2010

“Dancing in a Dangerous World”–the new album from the band Moshav–is a wild hybrid of two radically different types of music, American and Israeli. Middle Eastern dance-rock rhythms run up against country-rock guitar… Read More

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