Edinburgh Festival

No room for extremists at Edinburgh Fringe

By Richard Verber, August 23, 2016

Since its launch in 1947, the Edinburgh Fringe has won fame for encouraging new and experimental acts. It pushes the boundaries. The Fringe – a bit like Limmud - is admired the world over for accommodating everyone who wants to participate and attend.

The Scotsman called the Fringe "one of the artistic wonders of the world".


Edingburgh Fringe 2016

By Lee Levitt, August 18, 2016

Ari Shaffir: Ari S-P-E-C-T
Heroes @ The Hive, until Aug 28

What a dude! Nothing is off limits for the former Jerusalem yeshiva student in a well-structured, streetwise and at-times deliciously surreal show.


Stripping, snacking and swinging chickens

By Lee Levitt, August 11, 2016

Jewish women are often the butt of the joke; the smothering Jewish mother, or the spoiled Jewish princess. But, at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, Jewish women are setting the comic agenda.


Angel wings and vampire fangs

By Jessica Weinstein, July 28, 2016

Not many people get a chance to reinvent themselves at 68. And even fewer do so as whole-heartedly as Nigel Osner, who swapped the civil service for gloriously flamboyant cabaret, and is making his Edinburgh Fringe debut this summer with a one-man show, Angel to Vampire!


A festival to celebrate peace: Shalom!

By Nigel Goodrich, July 28, 2016

Few words gifted to the world by the Jewish people are as evocative as the beautiful ‘Shalom’. It is at the same time a wish, aspiration, vision and ideal encapsulating the highest and most noble potential for the future of humanity. It has no nationality, knows no boundaries, has limitless promise. Shalom brings people together, breaks down barriers and makes friends.


Daniel Cainer: being a Jewishly-branded performer is laden with uncertainty

By Lee Levitt, August 25, 2015

"Israel is trying to protect itself, and it doesn't seem too bothered about being liked, but I am. I don't like it if people don't like me. And people don't like me if they feel Israel is being disproportionate."


WATCH: Jess Robinson's Wheels Of Sixty-Four Tunes

August 14, 2015

Jess Robinson is performing at this year's Edinburgh Festival You can read more about her and our top picks for this year's festival here.


My Edinburgh Fringe moment

By Peter Rosengard, September 13, 2013

Four weeks ago I woke up and thought I’d do a one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe. This was an unusual thought because I’m a life insurance salesman in London.

I rang William Burdett-Coutts, who has been “The Fringe” for over 30 years.

“Will, what you need is a bit of glamour and excitement. You need a show starring a life insurance salesman.”


Batsheva cheered at Edinburgh Festival

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

This year’s Edinburgh International Festival was based on peacefulness and sharing cultures. And despite the best efforts of anti-Israel activists, when Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company left the stage after its final performance last weekend to a standing ovation, they did so in this spirit.


Protesters in Edinburgh for Israeli Batsheva show

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

Protesters interrupted a performance by an Israeli dance troupe on three occasions at a show on Thursday evening in Edinburgh.

The Batsheva Dance Company performed "Hora" as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Two more performances are scheduled for this week.