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Contemporary Israeli culture ties its highest expressions to its most popular forms using elements of the Hebrew language in ways that convey an ongoing enthusiasm for Hebrew as the central medium of the Zionist enterprise and the culture of Israel. This was true at Israel’s founding and has continued through today. One pervasive way in which high culture is made accessible through popular forms is how Hebrew literature, whether from classical Biblical verses or that of modern serious poetry, is put to music by popular artists and enjoyed throughout Israeli society.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2016
Building on its successful debut last year, the world’s biggest celebration of the Hebrew language returns for another run in the New York metro area beginning March 6, 2016, with a whole new two-week slate of programs and experiences for scholars, students, culture vultures, and families. The Hagigah Ivrit (“Hebrew festival”) will feature more than 40 events on a broad range of topics in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and New Jersey, including literary, culinary, musical, cinematic, and educational events, as well as several ongoing exhibitions and special programs. Target audiences range from seniors to young children and their families and everyone in between with special events targeted toward teachers and others designed to take place in schools with their students. All offerings will engage their audience in the beauty and history of the Hebrew language and culture.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2016