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WATCH: Eurovision Winner Netta on Israel, Feminism, and Body Image

The singer praises ‘a feminism that comes and takes what it deserves, with a smile and with a hug’

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Mixtape Part III: Eastward Bound

In a music scene dominated by Ashkenazi culture, Mizrahi singers had to patiently pave their way to the Israeli mainstream one song at a time. In Part III of our miniseries, we meet two Yemenite trailblazers, who took very different approaches to their heritage.

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The Messiah Comes to America!

Rokhl’s Golden City: A terrific new translation of Moyshe Nadir’s uproariously acidic take on Depression-era Jewish-American life

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Diplomacy, Music, and War: Israel’s Emotional Roller Coaster of a Day

In Jerusalem: The dedication of the new U.S. Embassy. In Gaza: At least 55 Palestinians killed in violent riots. In Tel Aviv: Rabin Square packed with revelers celebrating Israel’s landslide victory in Eurovision.

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Netta!

To celebrate Israel’s Eurovision victory, and denounce the critics who call it an act of cultural appropriation, here’s the star as a high school kid, singing a flamenco version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

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Is Israel’s Eurovision Entry Really Just a Zionist Anthem?

The Jewish state to the rest of the world: Not your toy.

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