Articles by: Ryan Finch

State Prosecutor‘s claim investigation against Nir Hefetz is legitimate

State Prosecutor‘s claim investigation against Nir Hefetz is legitimate

The comments from the state prosecutor’s office came following the publishing of transcripts by Channel 12 of Nir Hefetz’s interrogation. Despite the comments, the prosecutor‘s office said  that “the testimony of Nir Hafetz is solid and reliable.” Channel 12 news published transcripts from the interrogation of Nir Hefetz, a former […]

by November 10, 2019
Momix lives!

Momix lives!

Forty years ago, Moses Pendleton and his colleagues presided over a small yet significant “big bang.” They brought together bodies, particles, thoughts, ideas, feelings and inspiration and allowed them to collide and combust. That interaction created the dance company Momix. As in any chemical reaction, the coming together of these […]

by November 9, 2019
Greeks in Jerusalem

Greeks in Jerusalem

Over the past couple of decades the Jerusalem International Oud Festival, under the auspices of Jerusalem’s Confederation House and its artistic director, Effie Benaya, has offered the public a wide range of ethnic musical fare. In addition to the base Arabic material, Greek music of various strains has increasingly featured […]

by November 9, 2019
Back to Sorrento

Back to Sorrento

It was not literally back to Sorrento when we visited the in Rishon Lezion recently, but I could not resist using the title of that famous Neapolitan love song as the heading for this review. Sorrento is a sister restaurant of Campania, a meat eatery we visited about six months […]

by November 9, 2019
Asian fusion at its best

Asian fusion at its best

Station 9 at the has long been one of our family favorites. We always order the same dishes: popcorn chicken (NIS 55), warm green salad with beef (NIS 70) duck bao buns (NIS 50) and sometimes duck ramen (NIS 55). But on a recent visit, my foodie son and I […]

by November 9, 2019
Eating to a Beat

Eating to a Beat

It is hard to imagine a more impressive accomplishment in Israel’s restaurant industry than the meteoric rise and growth of Ruri and Mati Broudo’s R2M Group: from the humble beginnings of one café in 1993, it has expanded to comprise 12 establishments (and a fleet of vehicles) employing some 700 […]

by November 9, 2019
Israeli Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes marks ‘The Wall’s 40th anniversary

Israeli Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes marks ‘The Wall’s 40th anniversary

Echoes, Israel’s premier Pink Floyd tribute band, will perform the British rock legends’ landmark album The Wall in its entirety to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of the album. With an expanded 10-person lineup, shows will take place at the Beersheba Arts Center on January 6; the Charles […]

by November 9, 2019
Docaviv Galilee shows the best films in beautiful setting

Docaviv Galilee shows the best films in beautiful setting

The 11th annual Docaviv Galilee Festival in Ma’alot Tarshiha just kicked off and will run through November 9 at several centers in the city – the Cultural Hall, the Apter Berer Center for the Arts, the pedestrian street of Tarshiha and the Marg Center in Kfar Vradim. Docaviv Galilee presents […]

by November 9, 2019
Roger Hodgson takes the long way home

Roger Hodgson takes the long way home

The refrain of “I know it sounds absurd/Please tell me who I am” has probably been repeated by millions around the world, sung in unison in concert halls or alone to the radio. But while “The Logical Song” offers a universal theme, the composer of the iconic tune by 1970s […]

by November 9, 2019
13 is a lucky number for the Spirit Film Festival in Tel Aviv

13 is a lucky number for the Spirit Film Festival in Tel Aviv

The 13th Spirit Film Festival will take place at the from November 7-9. The festival features 20 films and 30 events, all of them focused on different aspects of spirituality. According to the festival’s website: “Spirit Film Festival is dedicated to spread ideas that contribute to the evolution of consciousness […]

by November 7, 2019