Putting the Israel back in the Israel Festival
This year’s rendition of the capital's annual international performing arts extravaganza focuses on local talent and finds some interesting new-old venues to delight Jerusalem audiences.
The 52nd Israel Festival will open this year with little fanfare. As part of recent efforts to distance the festival from the elitist image that has attached to it almost since its founding and to find new audiences, the organizers have sought to reinvent the annual monthlong performing arts celebration.
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