Rss - Culture9/2/2014 5:08:50 AM60en-USCULTUREhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE.aspxIsrael is an old-new country, small in size, but with a culturally active, heterogeneous population.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:54 GMTCULTURE: Theaterhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Theater.aspxTheater in Israel is composed of many different elements - contemporary and classical, indigenous and imported, experimental and traditional - with playwrights, actors, directors, and producers of many backgrounds.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:57 GMTCULTURE: Cinemahttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Cinema.aspxFilmmaking in Israel has undergone major developments since its inception in the 1950s.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:54 GMTCULTURE: Musichttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Music.aspxIsraeli concertgoers are enthusiastic and demonstrative, attributes much appreciated by the renowned guest musicians and world-famous Israeli soloists.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:56 GMTCULTURE: Archeologyhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Archeology.aspxArcheological investigation in the Land of Israel began in the middle of the 19th century, when biblical scholars surveyed the area in search of remains of places mentioned in the Bible.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:54 GMTCULTURE: Mediahttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Media.aspxIsrael's commitment to freedom of the press applies to all communications media.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:56 GMTCULTURE: Sportshttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Sports.aspxIn the over 60 years since the establishment of the State of Israel, sports have played an increasingly important role.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:57 GMTCULTURE: Dancehttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Dance.aspxDance as an art form was introduced in Israel in the 1920s by newly arrived teachers and devotees of dance from the cultural centers of Europe. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:55 GMTCULTURE: Literaturehttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Literature.aspxFrom some 8,000 words in biblical times, Hebrew vocabulary has expanded to more than 120,000 words.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:55 GMTCULTURE: Museumshttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Museums.aspxSome 200 museums around the country receive millions of visitors annually.Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:12:05 GMTCULTURE: Visual Artshttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/CULTURE-Visual-Arts.aspxFrom the beginning of the 20th century, visual arts in Israel have shown a creative orientation influenced by the encounter between East and West.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:58 GMTJewish festivalshttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Culture/Pages/Jewish-Festivals.aspxJewish festivals, originating in antiquity, are observed in Israel intensively and in many ways. They are manifested in traditional and nontraditional customs and practice, and they leave their imprint on diverse aspects of national life.Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:30:58 GMT