Friday, Israeli pop star Noa's Detroit concert was canceled due to threats of violence by Jewish right-wingers, according to a statement on her Facebook.
It just feels hard to breathe these days. So Pesach comes just in time. What can help most of all in the effort to catch your breath is the familiar -- ritual, family/friends, and the chance to think about the pressure on your lungs in new ways. Many of us will add new Haggadot and new ideas to these elements of Pesach, but in the end, the festival will hopefully be a time to breathe. As we do so, we need music to help ensure we can continue to breathe throughout Pesach, and beyond. So for this playlist, we choose all artists of color – African-American, African, Arab, and Asian – whose music speaks of the difficulty of breathing in our society (in a couple of cases, literally focusing on the phrase “I Can’t Breathe”) and the relief that comes when you can.
(When) is it okay to laugh at the Holocaust? The Last Laugh investigates this question in a funny, sometimes sad, but highly relevant new film.
Internationally renowned Klezmer rock group Golem’s “Golem Gets Married” is a one-night-only, no-holds-barred concert masquerading as a mock Jewish wedding.
At a time of increased divides, the New Israel Fund and Israel Story Podcast have put together a live show that deepens the conversation with moving stories of what it means to live together in a shared society.
Junction 48 is a love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists using music to fight both Israeli oppression and their own conservative community.
Sayed Kashua's new show “The Writer” starkly confronts Jewish viewers with their limitations. The show is not funny but neither is second-class citizenship.