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    An annual Israeli folk dance festival will be held in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. Some 900 dancers from 60 groups from across Brazil are expected to attend Hava Netze BeMachol on Nov. 11-13. More ▸

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    Sara Levi-Tanai, founder of Israel’s Inbal dance troupe, died Monday at 94. Founded in 1950, Inbal integrated Yemeni motifs into modern dance choreography. Levi-Tanai studied music and trained to be a kindergarten teacher. A descendant of Yemeni Jews, she was born in Jerusalem in 1911. More ▸

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    An Israeli musician played together with African Muslim musicians at a top world music festival. “When I play with traditional musicians, my job is to provide them with the support and work around their voice. These guys were amazing. It’s only in places like this that we can meet,” said Idan Raichel, who played with… More ▸

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    A singer from Kiev and a dance group from Lvov won a Yiddish music competition in Ukraine. Vocalist Vladimir Zaitsev and a dance troupe of Lvov B’nai Brith won the contest at the annual Ukrainian Festival of Yiddish Art, which attracted 16 amateur Jewish singers and dance ensembles to Kiev on Sunday and Monday. More ▸

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    Brazil’s 34th annual Israeli dance festival will be held in Rio de Janeiro later this month. The Hava Netze BeMachol festival, slated for Oct. 22-24, will feature presentations of several dance groups from across Brazil, as well a special guest from the United States. More ▸

  • Tales from the Pale in Southern Russian City, Jewish Groups Are Happy Together

    In the center of this capital city of southern Russia, stands a historic 130-year-old wooden synagogue that remained open throughout the 70-plus years of Soviet communism. Its original wooden pews and ceiling paintings make the synagogue a rare jewel in Russia’s Jewish communal crown. The synagogue is unique in another way: Unlike in most cities… More ▸

  • At Huge Jewish Dance Festival in Brazil, Life’s Nothing but a Hora

    Mayim, mayim, mayim, mayim. Brazil is not usually considered to be one of the worldwide centers of cultural Jewish life. But the country recently hosted what is believed to be the largest Jewish dance festival outside Israel. The 22nd annual Carmel Festival gathered 83 dance groups, comprising some 2,500 dancers, from Brazil, the United States… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture at Huge Jewish Dance Festival in Brazil, Life’s Nothing but a Hora

    Mayim, mayim, mayim, mayim. Brazil is not usually considered to be one of the worldwide centers of cultural Jewish life. But the country recently hosted what is believed to be the largest Jewish dance festival outside Israel. The 22nd annual Carmel Festival gathered 83 dance groups, comprising some 2,500 dancers, from Brazil, the United States… More ▸