Arts videos

Israel's Eurovision entry 2013: Rak Bishvilo by Moran Mazor

By Jennifer Lipman, May 14, 2013

Israel will be going for a place in the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday. The competition, which is being held in Malmo, was first held in 1956.

Ms Mazor, who won the first season of an Israeli reality series, is the daughter of immigrants from Georgia to Israel.


Trailer: A Late Quartet

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2013

Israeli-American director Yaron Zilberman tells the story of four members of a renowned New York orchestra. The film, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken, is in cinemas on April 5.


Exclusive: Matisyahu performs for the JC

March 14, 2013

Jewish rap and reggae star Matisyahu performs an exclusive acoustic version of Live Like A Warrior for the Jewish Chronicle.

Matisyahu was in London to perform at Scala in Kings Cross, London. He was promoting his new album, Spark Seeker.

Read our review of his gig here.


The Guilt Trip: Barbra Streisand as Seth Rogen's Jewish mother

By Jennifer Lipman, February 26, 2013

Watch for an exclusive clip of the new film starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. The film is out on March 8.


The Harlem Shake: Yeshiva University Style

By Anna Sheinman, February 18, 2013

The Harlem Shake is the internet meme sensation that has swept the globe this February. What began in Australia with a group of surfers crazy dancing to 30 seconds of Harlem Shake by dance music producer Baauer, has now been replicated by just about every group imaginable.


Trailer: The Gatekeepers

By Anna Sheinman, January 17, 2013

Oscar nominated documentary The Gatekeepers, directed by Israeli Dror Moreh, tells the history of Israel through the stories of six former directors of Shin Bet, Israel’s security service.

The six interviewees led the organisation between 1980 and 2011, and they speak candidly about their experiences in office and fears for Israel’s future direction.


Haim: Don't Save Me

By Jennifer Lipman, January 4, 2013

Tipped as the BBC's Sound of 2013, meet Californian band Haim.


Trailer: Parental Guidance

By Anna Sheinman, December 19, 2012

Parental Guidance, a new movie by Jewish director Adam Fickman will be released in the UK on December 26. Billy Crystal and Bette Midler play grandparents left to look after the grandkids. The film follows the havoc that ensues when old-school parenting and new-age kids collide.


Happy Chanucah from Matisyahu

By Anna Sheinman, December 12, 2012

Formerly Chasidic Jewish rap/reggae star Matisyahu has released a single to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.


Technion University's Chanucah machine

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Four Technion students built a Rube Goldberg machine, which is a machine that performs a simple function in a highly complex manner, to light a Chanucah menorah. Watch and see how they pull off this Chanucah miracle.