Israeliana on offer at Kedem Auctions

Historic items, Israeliana and Zionist memorabilia including a number of particularly rare items from the Arnie Druck collection will be sold this week at an important auction in Jerusalem.




HUJI website posts new survivor testimonies

The new website, which offers digitized interviews with Holocaust survivors, is a resource for researchers and educators, as well as families interested in discovering relatives.




Oud Festival honors Oum Kalthoum

Oum Kalthoum, was the foremost female vocalist of 20th century Arab music. Her legacy is being honored in Jerusalem with a night of song at the International Oud Festival. Plus, there’s a new street, named after her.




Horse Race Betting Comes to Israel

Toto, the Israel Sports Betting Board, last week opened the gate to horse race betting in Israel, in keeping with a long tradition from Roman times.




Free Wheel bike exhibit in Holon

The Design Museum Holon examines 200 years of bicycle design and cycling culture — including some long-lost “Blue & White” brands from 1950s Israel — and on through the latest 21st century innovations.




Abram Games In His Own Way – In Israel

A new exhibition at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design presents graphic works by Abram Games — one of the UK’s most influential designers — including his designs for Israel.




Jerusalem Knights Festival

Let’s get Medieval! Jerusalem’s Old City looks back a mere 1000 years with a fun-filled family festival inspired by the Middle Ages.




Menachem Begin Celebrated in Google Virtual Exhibit

The exhibit is part of an initiative between the Google Cultural Institute and the Begin Center, whose collection will now be available everywhere via the Internet.




Jerusalem March – then and now

The annual Jerusalem March has grown with each successive year since it was established in 1955. This year, 60,000 marchers of all denominations, professions and abilities are expected to make the climb.




Lovin’ the lulav

It’s palm-tastic! This year, 700,000 locally grown lulavs were supplied in time for the Sukkot holiday and the KKL-JNF has set up palm branch distribution centers at forests around the country.