Arts & Culture News

Dead Sea Scrolls “puzzle” pieced together with DNA extracted from animal skins on which scrolls were written

An interdisciplinary team from Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Oded Rechavi of TAU’s George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Prof. Noam Mizrahi of TAU’s Department of Biblical Studies, in collaboration with Prof. Mattias Jakobsson of Uppsala University in Sweden, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Prof. Christopher E. Mason of Weill Cornell Medicine, has… Read More

2019 Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival looks to the future

The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival — one of the largest and most influential student film festivals in the world, according to CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools — celebrated its 21st edition June 16-22 at the landmark Tel Aviv Cinematheque and other Tel Aviv and Jaffa locations. “This year we… Read More

Major violent attacks against Jews spiked 13% worldwide in 2018

Thirteen Jews were murdered as the result of anti-Semitic attacks in 2018, and the number of other major violent anti-Semitic attacks, including assault, vandalism and arson, spiked 13%, from 342 to 387 incidents worldwide, according to an annual report from Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, published on May… Read More

The tactics behind “taking to the streets”

Public protests are a vital, common tool for expressing grievances and creating communities. The political and social aspects of protests have been extensively studied, but little attention has been paid to the physical spaces in which they take place. The Design of Protest, a new book by Prof. Tali Hatuka of Tel Aviv University, addresses… Read More

2018 Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival celebrates women in cinema

The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival — one of the largest and most influential student film festivals in the world, according to CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools — celebrated its 20th edition June 10-16 at the Cinematheque and other Tel Aviv and Jaffa locations. “We focused on women in film,”… Read More