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Israel Studies: Culture

Culture

Resources at NYPL: 

To learn about the education in Israel, start your research with the main subject heading Education -- Israel and explore the list of the subheadings (on the right side).  To learn about education trends and history explore subheading Education -- Israel -- History. For statistics about the tendencies, level of the education, and literacy and educational attainment use the subject heading Education -- Israel -- Statistics.

Some online resources:

The website Israel: Education by the Jewish Virtual Library.

Literature

To learn about the Israeli literature use the general subject heading Israeli literature, and the following subject headings Israeli literature -- Periodicals, Israeli literature -- History and criticism, Israeli poetry.

Performing arts

Theater 

Resources at NYPL:

Information about the history of the theater, important directors and actors, and shows use the subject heading Theater -- Israel.  Habima, Israel's national theater, has its unique subject heading here. Periodicals about this subject are under the subject heading Theater -- Israel -- Periodicals.

Online resources:

The website Culture: Theater and entertainment by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides a summary of the history, development and variety of the theater.

The site Theater in Israel by the Jewish Virtual Library. 

 

Music 

Resources at NYPL:

To find information about musicians, music genres, origins and influences, melodies and songs, use the subject heading Music -- Israel.  Among the main subheadings are Music -- Israel -- History and criticism lists books with information about the history and the development of the music of Israel.

Some online resources:

The website Culture: Music by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

The website Music in Israel by the Jewish Virtual Library.

 

Dance 

Resources at NYPL:

To learn about dance in Israel use  the general subject heading Dance -- Israel, and the following subject heading Folk dancing -- Israel, Dancers -- Israel, Dance companies -- Israel, Dance festivals -- Israel

Online resources:

The website Culture: Dance by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affair.

The article Artistic Dance in Israel in the site of My Jewish Learning.

Visual arts

Resources at NYPL:

Among the main subject headings about art in Israel are Artists -- Israel, Art, Israeli -- Exhibitions, Photography -- Israel,

The exhibition catalog 100 shenot omanut Yiśreʼelit provides basic information about 100 years of Israeli art. 

Online resources:

Information center for Israeli art by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The website Culture: Visual Arts by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affair. 

 

Cinema 

Resources at NYPL:

To learn about Israeli film festivals, directors, actors, and identity use the subject heading Motion pictures -- Israel. The book ha-Ḳolnoʻa ha-Yiśreʼeli : kol ha-ʻuvdot, kol ha-ʻalilot, ṿe-gam biḳorota is a detailed dictionary about the Israeli cinema. An important periodical on this subject is Sinemaṭeḳ = Cinematheque.

Some online resources:

Israeli film & filmmakers.

The website Culture: Cinema by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The site Cinema in Israel by the Jewish Virtual Library.