Barbara Blum once again gave a fascinating lecture about about the unique nature of the violin, and more about the Master violinist, Isaac Stern

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Isaac Stern – and the hair from a horse’s tail in Mongolia
Category: Arts
Issue No. 174
 

The sadness felt by subscribers to the Herzliya Chamber Orchestra when its conductor/music director Harvey Bordowitz stepped down soon dissipated when attending an excellent series of music lectures given by Harvey at a venue in Ra'anana. The lectures included gossip, anecdotes, tales of prima donnas and more. Hopefully there will be more of these excellent lectures in the near future.

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Maestro finds another way to thrill his audience with the sound of music
Category: Arts
Issue No. 174
 

Youngsters with sincerity and no inhibitions made us laugh and cry-A film review

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Youngsters with sincerity and no inhibitions made us laugh and cry-A film review
Category: Arts
Issue No. 174
 

The Science Fiction film “Her” won the Oscar this years Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay. How much does technology play in our lives? The hero Theodore develops a warm relationship with the female he downloads in a new operating system but "Her" expertly shows us that nothing can equal human and physical interaction.

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Computer glitch or computer hitch? - A film review
Category: Arts
Issue No. 174
 

The winning photo of the final ESRA photo competition whose subject was Traditions.

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Sadly, a photo finish
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Issue No. 174
 

Michael Lipiner highly recommends Steve McQueen’s third film, 12 Years A Slave (2013), which he feels is the definitive film about slavery in America.

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12 Years A Slave - A Review
Category: Arts
Issue No. 173
 

Just one of the sacred texts tossed aside in a Cairo synagogue. Carol Novis describes the discovery of the Cairo Geniza. She is amazed by the living history at the the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit at the Cambridge University Library

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Dear Maimonides
Category: Arts
Issue No. 173
 

Israel's veteran English-speaking musical theater company, The Light Opera Group of the Negev (LOGON), becomes more somber this upcoming season with its staging of the musical drama, Man of La Mancha.

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Not an impossible dream: Stage is all set for Man of La Mancha
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Issue No. 173
 

Haifa’s Maritime Museum has much to offer including a permanent exhibition about pirates. Weapons, models of ships and objects that ancient seafarers made or used are on display. Piracy was known in Roman times and was a world wide profitable trade all through history. There are many legends of famous pirates – both male and female, and the museum has a life-like figures amongst its exhibits.

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Pirates of the Mediterranean
Category: Arts
Issue No. 173
 

Cynthia and Raymon Selwyn question why Marc Chagall's family chose to bury him in a Christian cemetery and Helen Schary Motro provides a possible answer

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Why did Chagall choose to be buried in a Christian cemetery?
Category: Arts
Issue No. 173
 
 
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