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Mixtape Part I: Our Hope?

We begin a four-part musical journey through anthems, songs of yearning, of war, and of peace, and hear the stories behind some of Israel’s most iconic tunes. In the first part of the miniseries—the national anthem.

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Banned at Hebrew U: ‘Hatikvah’

Academics find Israel’s national anthem too offensive for graduation

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‘Hatikvah’ Banned at the Tel Aviv Opera

Parisian-born conductor not allowed to commemorate France attacks onstage

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How the Pledge of Allegiance Helped Me Love ‘Hatikvah’

The nationalist anthem my kids sing at camp makes me uneasy. But I grew up reciting a jingoistic pledge, and I turned out OK.

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Police Detain 13 Jewish Men at Temple Mount

Holy site closed to visitors after authorities stop men from praying, singing

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The Futurist

You might not have heard of Naftali Imber, but you’ve heard his most famous work

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A Night to Remember

Thirty years ago, Barbra and Golda made nice in prime time

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