Israeli basketball fans danced with former New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire during a practice open to the public; The annual Tamar Festival (Oct 17-20) near the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s largest music festivals, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Fans celebrate with Stoudemire
Israeli basketball fans danced with former New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire during a practice open to the public. Stoudemire signed a two-year deal in August to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Tamar festival of music
The annual Tamar Festival (Oct 17-20) near the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s largest music festivals. It features sunrise concerts on the top of Masada and a free concert at Kibbutz Ein Gedi. There are also hikes, tours and children’s activities.
Rockefeller exhibits Ashkelon treasures
The often overlooked Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in Eastern Jerusalem is featuring an exhibit entitled “Ashkelon: A Retrospective 30 Years of the Leon Levy Expedition”. It displays, for the first time, marble statues, coins, jewelry, figurines, and pottery from the 5000-year history of Ashkelon.
Jerusalem’s Hebrew Music Museum
Laurent Levy and Eldad Levy (from the tribe of Levy) both had a vision of creating an interactive, state-of-the-art museum in the heart of Jerusalem that would celebrate Jewish music. Five years ago they met and started planning the museum. Today, it attracts 1000 visitors a month.
Craig David’s comeback continues in Israel
2016 is proving a busy year for singer Craig David. In April he performed in Tel Aviv and made his first visit to Jerusalem. Craig’s manager Colin Lester is a board member of the charitable organization Creative Community for Peace that promotes the arts in Israel and counters BDS.
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