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On Jerusalem’s Cultures & Peoples
A Swedish Celebration of Spring in Jerusalem

A Swedish Celebration of Spring in Jerusalem

Valborgsfest, the Swedish celebration of spring, takes place outdoors. When celebrated in Sweden, the climate on April 30th is usually something between cold and frigid. And so when a couple dozen Swedish natives came together on a breezy evening in the Swedish Theological Institute courtyard in Jerusalem, to sing and to light a bonfire in t-shirts and sandals, it seemed to be a surreal experience for some.

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Shaon Horef – Behind the Scenes

Shaon Horef – Behind the Scenes

Shaon Horef. You may have heard the name but you probably aren't sure exactly what it is. OK, so it's Jerusalem's winter festival which takes place over the course of four Mondays in February. But what is it really, how should you navigate it and why should you go? To...

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Pizza Man the Play

Pizza Man the Play

A pretty out-of-the-(pizza)-box choice for a J-Town Playhouse (housed in the AACI) production, Pizza Man is full of hysterical moments balanced with deeply worrisome ones between a girl who’s sick of always doing the right thing and takes it to a disturbing opposite extreme, the ditzy roommate who has a few fleeting wise moments, and the guy who seems capable of remaining a jerk (at least in my estimation) even with his hands tied behind his back.

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