Gusto’s come on

Gusto realized he was destined to sing for his supper when he was just about knee-high to a grasshopper.  “We were at the synagogue, and everybody was singing piyutim (liturgical songs), when my father said, ‘Go on, it’s your turn.’ That’s when I thought I must have a decent voice.” Considering Gusto – which is his stage name, his real […]

An artistic haven

Two of Israel’s most influential contemporary art galleries have joined forces to create an artistic haven in south Tel Aviv. The Gordon Gallery and the Alon Segev Gallery have relocated to Hazerem Street, a move that marks a modern turn for the arts, gentrifying outward toward cheaper, industrial spaces further flung from the city core. The facade of both galleries […]

Minimalism with a human face

A very special concert, titled “Sketches to Sunset” will take place October 13th at the Israeli Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv. An ensemble comprised of leading Russian musicians will perform chamber pieces by Leonid Desyatnikov (b.1955), who is counted among the most prominent Russian composers of our time. Earlier this year, his Yiddish Five Songs for Voice and String Quartet […]

Prepared with ‘amore’

Knowing a thing or two about the Tel Aviv culinary scene, I can attest to the difficulty of finding a high-concept kosher meat restaurant where everyone knows what they’re doing. One person who has succeeded in establishing such a place is Nadav Netzer, chef of the popular restaurant Meat Kitchen. Walking into Meat Kitchen, the atmosphere is informal and stylish […]

Beer and hamburgers

History was made in Bnei Brak recently when Agadir, a popular and long-established hamburger chain, opened its first kosher branch. The chain was founded in 1998 in Israel and, apparently, the first franchise owners coined the name “Burger Bar.” Over the last 20 years or so another 12 branches have opened around the country, and the brand acquired an enviable […]

Paz Band’s view of ‘Supply and Demand’

Gal De-Paz once suggested that she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time. Judging by her stage and studio performances over the past decade or so, the “right time” for the 31-year-old rock singer would be around the late ’60s, and the “right place” would be somewhere in the US, probably toward the southern end of the […]

Michael Bloomberg registers as Democrat, fueling speculation of presidential run

Michael Bloomberg announced that he has registered as a Democrat, fueling speculation that he will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The Jewish billionaire businessman and three-term New York mayor made the announcement early Wednesday morning in a post on Instagram. Be the first to know – “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two […]