Joey Alexander.

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By Michael Ordman



Indonesian pianist prodigy visits Israel

11-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander performed at the Red Sea Jazz festival in Eilat. A Christian native of Moslem Indonesia, which has no diplomatic relations with the Jewish State, Joey managed to obtain the three visas necessary to enter Israel.

New Biblical zoo

One of the goals of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh is to bring Jews back in touch with biblical wildlife, such as lions, leopards, bears, vultures, crocodiles, and hippos. “Be bold as a leopard, light as an eagle, swift as a deer, and strong as a lion to do the will of your Father in Heaven.”

Holon Women’s festival

This year’s Woman’s Festival in Holon began on International Woman’s Day – March 8, 2015, which is also the 75th anniversary of the founding of Holon. So the festival program takes in 75 different slots across all kinds of fields of interest and the arts.


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