Jerusalem Highlights – Week of November 12-18

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 – Enjoy a unique LGBT-themed movie in the privacy of your own home, thanks to the recently opened 16th edition of the International LGBTQ Film Festival TLV. Prices range from NIS 74 for five VOD movies, which will be available for a full year from the date of purchase, to NIS 139 for 10. The range includes the 2019 documentary. Mr leather, the collection of 2008 interviews conducted in this country under the title Fuck different tel aviv (part of the same series titled Exploring Similar Issues in Berlin, New York, and São Paulo); the 2020 movie Goodbye Seventies, and much more. Movies are shown with English subtitles.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13Digging: the art of the pre-future, a new group exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum, brings together Israeli artists offering their unique take on archeology. More than 90 works are placed in dialogue with the usual elements on display. Among the 42 artists who have accepted the challenge are Uri Gershuni, Gilad Efrat, Dganit Brest, Sigalit Landau, Amos Kenan, Assi Meshullam.

Kenan, who was also a prominent writer, was famous for his knowledge of the land; he often scoffed at the concept that the first Jewish settlers came to a land that was empty. Meshullam, who has a master’s degree in biblical studies, explored the often unspoken history of human sacrifice in this part of the world, in his 2020 exhibition. All gifts curated by Shira Friedman, who was also the curator of the Museum of the Lands of the Bible exhibition.

Meshullam and Talia Yona Kliger jointly offer visitors the opportunity to explore ritual stations during their museum visit in this rich and thought-provoking exhibition. (Until April 3, 2022).

Open today from 10 am to 2 pm Tickets are 44 NIS for an adult / 22 NIS for a child. Call (02) 5611-066 for more information. The BLMJ is open Sunday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M. At 5 p. Wednesdays from 10 a. M. A 9 p. M. And on Thursdays from 10 a. M. At 5 p. M.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – Kol HaOt Gallery presents a group exhibition under the title 48: Creative quarantine. Curated by Eli Kaplan Wildeman, the concept is that all invited artists created works during a 48-hour isolation period, and that the topic explored should relate to the 48 ways of gaining Torah knowledge. For the curious, the list begins with learning and listening to a teacher, and goes on to suggest limiting sleep and carrying loads with a friend.

It was this topic that was picked up by The Jerusalem PostHeddy Abramowitz; his painting features the late American judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and female IDF soldiers. Open today from 10 am to 5 pm, the exhibition is part of the Jerusalem Biennale and will run until December 30, 2021. The space is in the Hutzot HaYotzer Artists Colony. Telephone (02) 990-5177.

More works by Abramowitz and other artists, including Jordan Wolfson, can be seen at Artspace Story (at Artspace Gallery at 5 Hazfira St). Visits by appointment only through email [email protected], or call 054-637-1100.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 – Watch the 1996 neo-noir movie Bound Directed by Lilly and Lana Wachowski [The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, Sense8]; In this, their first film, they cast Jennifer Tilly as Violet, a woman who wants to escape a relationship with a criminal (Joe Pantoliano) and finds love with Corky (Gina Gershon). The two lovers try to steal money from the mob. Will they succeed?

9:30 pm at the Jerusalem Cinematheque as part of its neo-noir film series. Phone (02) 565-4333 for tickets.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16Beauty and the Beast, adapted for young children (ages 5-10) by the Fresco Dance Company and the Orna Porat Theater, will be shown at 5:30 pm in the Payes Hall for Arts and Culture of Jerusalem, 22 Emanuel Morano St. , Pisgat Ze’ev. Tickets range from NIS 55 to NIS 69. Doors open at 5 pm In Hebrew.
Telephone 2912 * or visit (Hebrew site only) for tickets. Public transport options include taking the light rail to Pisgat Ze’ev Merkaz station or bus lines 148, 142, 65, 53, 47, 44, 22

Why not try a very different theater show? Unpleasant girl for a serious relationship, by Tehila Yeshayahu-Adghe? This one-woman comedy drama is about an Israeli Ethiopian woman’s perspective on Israeli life, being a single woman, and the world in general. Written by Moshe Malka and co-created with Yeshayahu-Adghe. In Hebrew.

8:30 pm at Confederation House, NIS 40. 12 Emile Botta St. Telephone (02) 539-9360.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 – A special screening of the 2016 film. Africa! Sia lives on Kilimanjaro by Dvorit Shargal will take place at 6 pm in the National Library followed by a discussion with the director. The original book was written by Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking) and published in 1958 as part of the Children everywhere Serie. This book introduced young readers to Sia, a young woman living in Tanzania; the series featured other children from around the world. In his films, Shargal tries to find these children, now adults, and learn what has happened in their respective lives. Both the movie and the discussion will be conducted in Hebrew.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 – “Greater Baka’s Gold: Let’s Connect” is a program for English speakers that this week features guest speaker Donny Ebenstein, who will share with the audience how to handle challenging conversation. This kicks off a series of lectures in English aimed at the Anglo-Jewish community of Greater Baka. Ebenstein is the author of the 2013 book, I hear you: fix communication gaps, negotiate successfully, and build consensus. . . in three easy steps.

Throwing a good party? Open an art exhibition or a new bar? Will you bring a guest speaker to present a fascinating topic? Why not message me at [email protected] and let ‘In Jerusalem’ find out? Send emails with “Jerusalem Highlights” in the subject line. While all information is welcome, receiving such notifications is not a guarantee that they will appear in the column.

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