Culture in Quarantine

Mar 29, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought challenges for all of us, as we wonder how the world could have changed so drastically in such a short period of time. Travel, seemingly so central to the modern way of being, now feels like a dream.

Although many of the inspiring, engaging and all out brilliant trips we have planned are now on hold, what we can do is provide some Israel content for get you thinking, cooking, laughing, and debating about this extraordinary country whilst staying at home.  Whether you are rescheduling a trip you have booked, or are taking time to make plans for later in the year or 2021, we hope some of the below will whet your appetite for Israel.  Here at Pomegranate we have had endless debates about the best Israeli films, books and music, and we are happy to present the winning selection to you:

Books: Non Fiction

The People on the Street, Linda Grant
Start Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, Dan Senor & Saul Singer
One Palestine Complete, Tom Segev
Jerusalem: a Biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Josephus Flavius: Complete Works
The Prime Ministers, Yehuda Avner
Yotam Ottolenghi – any of his cookbooks!

Books: Fiction & Poetry

To The End of the Land, David Grossman
Seven Good Years, Edgar Keret
Friendly Fire, AB Yehoshua
World Cup Wishes, Eshkol Nevo
A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz
Second Person Singular, Sayed Kashua
Exodus, Leon Uris
Yehuda Halevi, Selected Poems, ed Ted Hughes


Beneath the Helmet
Waltz with Bashir

Netflix Series

The Spy
Baker and the Beauty


Idan Reichel
Arik Einstein
Shlomo Artzi
David Broza

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