Culture of Israel

Israel's culture is inextricably linked to the Jewish culture. The State of Israel was founded on May 14, 1948, strongly influenced by these much older cultural traditions because of its Jewish majority. The following article deals despite the close connection with cultural aspects of the modern state of Israel.

  • 5.1 lyricist
  • 5.2 Scene
  • 5.3 filmmakers
  • 5.4 dramas authors
  • 5.5 Actors
  • 5.6 comedian, satirist

General Overview

The present population of Israel dates back more than 100 countries on 5 continents. This Israeli society is rich in cultural diversity and artistic creativity. In country artists will find good conditions and are also supported by the government.

A major role of the music. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Israel occurs throughout the country and also travels often for concert tours abroad. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Israel Broadcasting and other ensembles also go on concert tours. Almost every community has a chamber orchestra or ensemble. Many musicians came only in recent years from countries of the former Soviet Union.

Of great importance is the folk dance, which is benefiting from the cultural heritage of many immigrant groups. Israel has several professional ballet and modern dance companies. For the theater there is great interest; the repertoire includes the full range of classical and contemporary drama in translations, also pieces of local authors. Ha - Bima, one of the three major theater companies, was founded in Moscow in 1917 and located since 1931 in Tel Aviv.

In Israel, many artists are established; Active artist colonies exist in Safed, Jaffa and En Hod. Israeli painters and sculptors exhibit their works from around the world and sell them on the international market.

Remarkably diverse is Israel's museum landscape. Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem have known art museums, in many towns and kibbutzim, there is a large number of smaller museums that are dedicated to a wide range of topics, such as the house of the Ghetto Fighters' Kibbutz in Lochamej haGeta'ot. Among the most famous museums include the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, which houses the scrolls from Qumran on the Dead Sea, as well as an extensive collection of Jewish religious and folk art, the Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the Diaspora Museum on the campus of Tel Aviv University.

Very diverse is Israel's newspaper market. Israelis are as interested newspaper readers; a total average circulation is achieved by 600,000. The most important daily newspapers are published in Hebrew, but also newspapers in many other languages, including Arabic, English, Polish, French, Yiddish, Russian, Hungarian and German are available.