Klezmer Music Combines Joy with Sorrow

A three-day klezmer music festival is held annually in the city of Safed in Galilee. For 25 years the festival has been a get-together for top klezmer artists.

People of Israel returned to their homeland after 2000 years of dispersion. It is therefore only natural that Jewish music has been affected by many cultures and many styles of music. Klezmer music was brought to Israel by Jews from Eastern Europe.

We visit the klezmer festival and hear top violin player Eyal Shiloah and a glorious veteran clarinet player Musa Berlin playing klezmer among others.

Israel Speaks

Israel Speaks is a documentary program straight from the heart of the world – Jerusalem.

Israel Speaks deals with interesting phenomena, touching and even painful events, as well as people's daily lives in a country amidst a lot of pressure and tension.

  • First broadcast: October 6, 2012, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 162
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English, Finnish, Hebrew
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Estonian, English, Swedish