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HEB 348: Israeli Society and Culture: Music, Art, Theater

Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HEB/SLC/JST 347); Israeli Society and Culture (HEB/SLC/JST 348; REL 311) ; Modern Hebrew (Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced: HEB 101, 2

Art and Theater

Information Center for Israeli Art: Edited and provided by the Israel Museum.

Subject Headings for Catalog Search

Art Israeli

Music in Israel

The music scene in Israel is as diverse as the country's population. From traditional Jewish tunes sung in Ladino to Hebrew Hip-Hop to Israeli Arab music and from Mizrahi songs (Arabic / Mediterranean style) to original Israeli classical works to modern Hebrew poems set to music - you name it.

Israeli Music Channel on YouTube; MMC Channel on YouTube

Music in Israel (Wikipedia): Offers a good introduction to the history and current trends of music in Israel, including "Music and Politics".

Garland encyclopedia of world music (Vol. 6; The Middle East): Includes a number of articles about Israeli music.

Music Collection and Sound Archives (National Library of Israel): Several collections and playlists, including Hasidic niggunim, musical traditions of Yemenite Jews, Jewish holiday songs, and more. 

Search Books in Catalog - Subject Headings

Music -- Israel -- History and criticism.

Hebrew Songs on the Web

Piyut: Old and new liturgical poems; the nonprofit site was recently re-launched at the National Library of Israel and now offers playlists arranged by different Jewish traditions and occasions (holidays, Shabbat, weekdays). 

Zemereshet: An online database for early Hebrew songs. Volunteer-based project that includes thousands of recordings from the pre-state days to the 1950s. Informational and scholarly.


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