Tal Kra-Oz


Israel Museum’s Herod Show is King of Exhibitions

By Tal Kra-Oz

Israel Museum’s Herod Show is King of Exhibitions
The King Herod exhibit is Israel’s most popular antiquities show ever. What does the enduring fascination with this much-maligned historic figure say about modern day Jews?Read More


Israeli Graphic Novelist Rutu Modan Draws On Her Family's Secret History

By Tal Kra-Oz

Israeli Graphic Novelist Rutu Modan Draws On Her Family's Secret History
Rutu Modan’s new graphic novel traces a woman’s journey to Poland with her grandmother to reclaim family property from before the Holocaust.Read More


Is It Last Dance for Kaveret, the 'Israeli ABBA'?

By Tal Kra-Oz

Is It Last Dance for Kaveret, the 'Israeli ABBA'?
Kaveret sold hundreds of thousands of records in the ’70s and represented Israel in the Eurovision song competition. Now the band’s reuniting for what they say will be their final concerts.Read More






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