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Category: Arab Culture

The Mood of the Oud

By Aryeh Tepper

Originally published on Jewish Ideas Daily Politically speaking, the state of Israel remains largely cut off from the surrounding Arab world. On a cultural level, however, Arab elements continue to animate many forms of Jewish expression that, originally rooted in Arab countries, have been transplanted into Israeli society. The most conspicuous example is music. The…

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All That (Israeli) Jazz

By Aryeh Tepper

Originally published on Jewish Ideas Daily Add jazz to the growing list of fields in which Israelis are taking their place among the international elite. As the American magazine JazzTimes gushed in May 2008, “When it comes to jazz, Israel is the source of an almost miraculous outpouring of talent.” Before they contributed to the…

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