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Jessica Steinberg

Jessica Steinberg

The Times of Israel

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Alumni of Western Negev high school reunite via art to support October 7 survivors

Now far-flung, graduates of Maale Habesor near the Gaza border team up to fight for hostages, help evacuees and create a group exhibit in Tel Aviv

10.04.2024 20

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Six months after October 7, some hostage families embracing anti-government protests

No longer willing to keep their anger in check, a group of relatives of those held captive by terrorists in Gaza are speaking out against the prime...

07.04.2024 10

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Jewish museum Anu marks Oct. 7 with art, diaries, music and gripping photos

The Museum of the Jewish People exhibits its reaction to the Hamas attacks from works created in the days and weeks after October 7

06.04.2024 30

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Matisyahu thrills in Jerusalem, where both rapper and crowd hanker for good ol’ days

Singer and beatboxer leans heavily on band and dedicated audience for night of soulful music, joined on stage by his yeshiva student son

03.04.2024 10

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On day 2 of Jerusalem protests, speaker suggests MKs quit if they want time off

Mother of soldier serving in Gaza alleges leaders ‘willing to bury him, just for their own interests’; grandson of elderly hostage:...

02.04.2024 30

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Back in Israel for two shows, rapper Matisyahu says it’s nice ‘to feel the love’

Following recent antisemitic experiences in the US, singer will perform in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, with special guests including his son Laivy and...

01.04.2024 10

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No fireworks this year as Israel plans for subdued Independence Day celebrations

National government, local municipalities and authorities decide to hold lowkey ceremonies for country’s 76th anniversary amid ongoing war

01.04.2024 40

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Israel Museum opens new exhibit, an elegy for October 7

Using contemporary works from its extensive archives, the country’s largest art institution reflects the national mood in ‘The Dawn of...

31.03.2024 20

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Rescheduled Open House Jerusalem to launch with several tours related to Oct. 7

Batim Mibifnim was planned for late October and was postponed after Hamas attack. Now it will take place over two weekends in April

27.03.2024 40

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Praying for hostages and soldiers, mass recitation of Shema held at Western Wall

Thousands around the world join in of live broadcast, together with hundreds, including Sara Netanyahu, at the Wall who pray for hostages’ safe...

22.03.2024 30

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Pakistani court sentences woman to life in prison for burning pages from Quran

Muslim woman denied the allegations amid accusations that blasphemy allegations have often been used to intimidate religious minorities and to settle...

22.03.2024 40

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At culinary festival, chefs focus on home cooking under shadow of war

Israeli Cuisine Festival, rescheduled to end of March from November, brings diners to favorite restaurants, markets and kitchens for home-cooked meals

22.03.2024 20

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Relatives of hostages lead calls for Jerusalem to scupper ‘insensitive’ Purim parade

Critics say it is inappropriate to hold celebrations while people remain captive in Gaza and country is at war; Tel Aviv and Holon blowouts nixed

21.03.2024 30

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Delayed by war, a rescheduled Jerusalem Biennale beats sheep into swords of iron

Originally planned around the theme of cultural assets — ‘iron sheep’ in Hebrew parlance — the 7-week art exhibit spread...

20.03.2024 30

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Jerusalem plans first Purim parade in 42 years, despite war

City’s arts and culture department taps local artists, evacuees, and residents for celebrations even as holiday is ‘draped in...

18.03.2024 30

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Dances with wolves: A Tel Aviv choreographer forces audiences to face Oct. 7’s horrors

Oden Ronen’s ‘The Missings’ looks at the Supernova rave massacre, while a piece by Hillel Kogan dances around the topic altogether...

15.03.2024 40

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Raps composed by Aner Shapiro, killed on October 7, produced as posthumous LP

Family and friends commemorate the IDF sergeant’s heroism and his music with video that includes Hadag Nachash rapper Shaanan Streett

15.03.2024 40

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Mother of Hamas hostage: War cabinet ‘delegitimizing’ Oct. 7 by not meeting families

Brother of hostage urges boycott of PM and government, saying, ‘They need to stand here’; slain soldier’s father calls on Gazan...

13.03.2024 10

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Israel a ‘place of strength’: Visiting liturgical singer mulls relocating from France

Moroccan-born Gabriel Ohayon can’t wear a kippah at home in Strasbourg, says singing with the Andalusian Orchestra a dream come true

11.03.2024 30

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Show goes on at Israeli Opera with stage transformed into magical lake for ‘Rusalka’

Being ‘sucked into a fairy tale’ is a good thing in wartime, says conductor Dan Ettinger as he discusses how he moved forward with...

11.03.2024 50

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Across the religious divide, two mothers of hostages find support in one another

Meirav Leshem Gonen and Ditsa Or live different lives in Israel, but feel like ‘distant sisters’ in their shared battles to bring their...

10.03.2024 30

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Tucked among archaeological artifacts, new pieces show artists’ reactions to October 7

Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum puts contemporary art next to ancient objects, filling spaces left empty in galleries as treasures were hastily...

09.03.2024 30

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Haifa museum offers artists’ views of home, new exhibits post-October 7

Art museum reconfigures its winter season after the Hamas attacks on Gaza border communities to highlight the losses that so many have faced

05.03.2024 20

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Women leaders demand release of female hostages ahead of International Women’s Day

Former Supreme Court president Dorit Beinisch, actor Gila Almagor, activists, writers and entertainers among those to film video calling for...

05.03.2024 30

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With wife and daughter freed from Gaza, TV writer continues fight for other hostages

Comedy veteran Hen Avigdori remains part of the struggle to bring the remaining abductees home

03.03.2024 30

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Be’eri gallerist finds hope and pain in exhibit about home, as she pines for her own

Sofie Berzon MacKie and her family survived the Hamas massacre on October 7; now evacuees, they’re attempting to rebuild their lives

02.03.2024 40

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Hostage families set out on four-day march from Supernova massacre site to Jerusalem

Relatives of those held captive in Gaza speak about their loved ones at the site of the music festival massacre before departing for Sderot with calls...

28.02.2024 40

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They may cry ‘shame!’ at PM, but hostage families’ group says it has no partisan agenda

‘They’re speaking out against the person in charge,’ explains families’ forum member; ‘When hostages were seized, no one...

23.02.2024 30

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As Israel tussles with UN, hostage’s father says maintaining talks best way forward

US-born Jonathan Dekel-Chen, whose son Sagui was kidnapped on October 7, sees little benefit in shutting out foreign officials with power to help...

23.02.2024 10

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‘Does the UN hold my son?’ mother of murdered hostage asks as families assail UNRWA

Ayelet Samerano, Forum legal adviser and head of diplomacy team show video of UNRWA social worker abducting her son’s body

21.02.2024 20

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Bibas family hopes new video of kidnapped mom and kids ‘shocks world’ into action

Relatives say clip of Shiri Bibas and two young children being herded into car in Khan Younis ‘tore our hearts out,’ expressing hopes that...

20.02.2024 30

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With ‘About Love’ live show, composer Mark Eliyahu strings along his devotees

Kamancheh player performs along with father, Piris Eliyahu, and three other musical colleagues for East-meets-West journey of sound

20.02.2024 30

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Hoping to jar world leaders, hostage’s cousin rebuilds captivity in virtual reality

‘Shlomi’s Glasses,’ a six-minute experience created by family of Supernova security guard Shlomi Ziv, is meant to add emotional heft...

15.02.2024 60

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Relative of rescued hostages describe immense relief and gratitude at their return

Maayan Sigal-Koren, whose mother, mother’s partner, uncle, aunt and cousin were abducted from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak, talks about family’s...

14.02.2024 50

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Foraging Jerusalem restaurateur grasps the nettle, and the morel, to reopen after Oct. 7

Moshe Basson of Eucalyptus is ready to serve diners again for first time since war broke out, and his long-awaited book of recipes is out too

12.02.2024 20

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In new ad, Michael Rapaport urges Americans to lobby for hostages’ release

Social media campaign timed for Super Bowl aims to reach game-minded audiences to increase awareness of captives’ plight

09.02.2024 20

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Bedouin filmmaker mourns soldier brother killed in Gaza combat as movie premieres

Kaid Abu Latif’s youngest sibling Ahmad fell while serving in the IDF weeks prior to film festival in their hometown Rahat

08.02.2024 20

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Released hostages tell PM: Only saving remaining captives will be ‘absolute victory’

Families with loved ones still being held urge Netanyahu to do all he can to make a deal with Hamas after he vows that Israel is on cusp of victory by...

07.02.2024 10

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Reconfigured after October 7, Haifa Biennale uses art to work through trauma and loss

Video art installations are focus of Mediterranean art show at Wizo Haifa; beeswax soldiers are lined up at Artists’ House

25.01.2024 20

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A month after his son fell in battle, a father stages one-man play about October 7

Hagay Lober, a rabbi and an actor, hopes to bring solace with show about the mourning process by Jerusalem’s Aspaklaria theater company

25.01.2024 40

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Despite the times, Ashdod orchestra goes ahead with concerts to mark 30 years

Andalusian Orchestra Ashdod musicians have played at hospitals and army bases, and are ready to return to the stage

24.01.2024 30

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NY prosecutors return 2 paintings stolen by Nazis to heirs of Holocaust victim

Descendants of Fritz Grünbaum accept pair of pieces by Austrian expressionist, as prosecutors continue to fight for third work that Chicago museum...

20.01.2024 20

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Artist Zeev Engelmayer’s Daily Postcards bring solace with colorful realism

Since October 7, the illustrator and humorist known as Shoshke has turned to drawing a pseudo-naive version of the day’s stories

20.01.2024 60

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Hundreds in Tel Aviv mark first birthday of redheaded hostage Kfir Bibas

Cousin of mother Shiri says baby ‘should be learning about colors, not languishing in a dark tunnel’; Shiri’s sister thanks people...

18.01.2024 10

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‘The saddest birthday in the world’: Hostage Kfir Bibas turns 1 in Hamas captivity

Extended family of the baby, his 4-year-old brother Ariel and their parents Yarden and Shiri Bibas, all abducted to Gaza, mark his first birthday with...

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‘Now!’ demand hostages’ families, supporters in urgent call for new release deal

Over 300,000 gather in Tel Aviv for 24-hour rally to mark 100 days since October 7 Hamas massacre of 1,200 people and abduction of 240

15.01.2024 20

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‘Enough!’: 120,000 attend 24-hour rally for hostages’ release after 100 days in Gaza

Relatives of the kidnapped in Gaza express frustration with government; speakers include French president, US envoy, ex-Supreme Court chief, who...

14.01.2024 90

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Germany approves missile sale to Saudi Arabia for first time since 2018

Government softens refusal to sell arms to nations involved in the war in Yemen, citing Riyadh’s ‘constructive position’ toward...

11.01.2024 30

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Religious, secular relatives of Gaza hostages gather to sing, pray and hope for unity

Diverse mix comes together for rally in Tel Aviv, serenaded by musicians Idan Raichel and Aharon Razel, to mark a cause that has united Israelis from...

11.01.2024 40

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US-born Israeli mother feels tortured not knowing her son’s last moments on Oct. 7

Kibbutznik and former New Yorker Julie Bausi is furious at the IDF and government after son Itai died without help at the Nova music festival; she now...

10.01.2024 40

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