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The Times of Israel’s 2018 summer season season of events for English audio system options new books and their authors, tv, theater and movie – and the British-born survivor of a brutal terror assault.

On Sunday, June 18, we’re proud to current the Israel launch of Sarah Tuttle-Singer’s debut ebook “Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered” in partnership with the Jerusalem Press Club at Mishkenot Sha’ananim.

A Los Angeles native who moved to Israel a decade in the past and is now The Times of Israel’s new media editor, Tuttle-Singer has received worldwide admiration for her incisive and lyrical writing about her life in Israel. Her first ebook takes readers on a private and religious journey based mostly on a yr spent residing in the 4 quarters of Jerusalem’s historic Old City.

“If you love Jerusalem, you will love this book,” says Peter Lerner, former Israeli military spokesperson. “Sarah Tuttle-Singer, in her life-long love affair with the city, new and old, people from across the political and religious divide, brings it all together like only Sarah could. ‘Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered’ is a rollercoaster of culture, senses, emotions, and experiences. It reads like a diary, a very personal diary with dark secrets, but reflects the holy city that is so much for so many and has so many secrets of its own.”

Sarah Tuttle-Singer, ‘Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered.’ (Courtesy)

“Beautiful, intense, mad, exhilarating: Sarah Tuttle-Singer hasn’t just written a terrific book about Jerusalem, she’s written a book that is now a part of Jerusalem,” says Yossi Klein Halevi, writer of “Like Dreamers” and “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.”

“Taking us through the back alleys of the Old City, she introduces us to its world-class characters, their dreams and fears and most of all daily lives. In Sarah Tuttle-Singer, earthy Jerusalem has found its lover,” says Klein Halevi.

Discount advance tickets for Times of Israel readers obtainable HERE.

‘Shababnikim’ encore

Our premiere English screening of Israeli TV’s hit comedy “Shababnikim” was so in style that the viewers requested us for extra. On Wednesday, June 27, on the Jerusalem Cinematheque, we’ll display episodes three, four and 5 – and repeat episodes 1 and 2 for many who missed them the primary time round.

“Shababnikim” explores the very fashionable ambitions, adventures, loves and lives of younger folks pushing the envelope of the ultra-orthodox yeshiva world. The present swept the comedy prizes on the 2018 Israeli TV and Film Awards.

Creator Eliran Malka grew up in a spiritual household in northern Israel, nevertheless it wasn’t till he moved to Jerusalem to examine on the Ma’aleh Film School that he first encountered the shababnikim, the bad boys of the yeshiva world, roaming the streets of the capital.

“I started to see all kinds of people that I’d never seen,” Malka informed The Times of Israel’s Jessica Steinberg. “Yeshiva boys involved in Western life, dressed well and with cigarettes. I’d never seen that anywhere else.”

Writing in The Forward, Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt notes that Malka’s “portrait of the yeshiva world’s social hierarchy, in all of its complexity” is “something rarely if ever portrayed on the Israeli screen… Gone are the monastic apartments, the harsh lighting, the dirty streets of Mea Shearim, the ratty suits, the terrible wigs.”

Discount advance tickets for TOI readers obtainable HERE.

The Khan Theatre. (NutelStudio)

You gotta eat someday

Jerusalem’s Khan Theatre is likely one of the metropolis’s hidden jewels. Housed in an historical wayfarers’ inn whose foundations date again to the Crusaders, the Khan is an impartial repertory theater presenting the perfect of the Israeli stage in an intimate setting.

On Tuesday, July three, Times of Israel readers are invited to a particular English efficiency of “Eating” — a highly effective satire by Yaakov Shabtai that includes the biblical King Ahab and his spouse Jezebel who arranges the homicide of Naboth the Jezreelite so Ahab can seize his winery.

“A strong black comedy showing that government corruption becomes the norm until we almost accept it,” stated Yedioth Ahronoth, praising the “precise and sophisticated performance.”

The play will be carried out in Hebrew with English supertitles, adopted by “The Old Testament – Then and Now,” a quick discuss in English by actor Yohoyachin Friedlander. The night will finish with free summer season cocktails in the magical Khan courtyard.

Special reduced-price tickets for Times Of Israel readers can be found HERE (with promo code 2028).

Newspaper describing Kay Wilson’s survival of terror assault. (DailyMail)

‘Black Forest’ premiere

In 2010, Kay Wilson survived a horrific terror assault in which her buddy Kristine Luken was murdered in chilly blood as they walked via a magnificence spot in the Judean Hills close to Beit Shemesh. Wilson was stabbed a number of occasions and left for lifeless, however whilst her lungs stuffed with blood she managed to battle a mile to a automotive park to summon assist.

“We were held for 30 minutes at knife point then gagged and bound before being butchered with machetes,” Wilson recollects. “I watched my friend chopped up before my eyes, and only survived because I played dead, despite being stabbed 13 times and having over 30 bones broken by the sheer force of the blows.”

On Monday, July 9, along with Beit Avi Chai, we’re proud to current the English premiere of “Black Forest,” an Israeli TV documentary that follows the police hunt for Luken’s killers. The screening will be adopted by a dialog with Wilson and attended by others concerned in the investigation.

Tickets obtainable HERE.

Melanie Phillips’s ‘The Legacy’

‘The Legacy’ by Melanie Phillips. (Courtesy)

Melanie Phillips is one in every of Britain’s most outspoken commentators, showing recurrently on BBC’s “The Moral Maze” and sharing her views in bestselling books and columns in The Times of London and The Jerusalem Post.

On Tuesday, August 7, with Beit Avi Chai, we’re proud to host the Israel launch of “The Legacy,” Phillips’s first work of fiction. It’s the gripping story of a conflicted Jewish identification, anti-Semitism and the irresistible pressure of historical past.

Does the thriller behind a just lately found medieval manuscript maintain the key to the survival of the Jewish folks? Phillips will discuss her ebook and her profession, and copies will be obtainable on the market and signing.

Tickets obtainable HERE.

For first information of all our events, be a part of our precedence reserving checklist. Send an electronic mail with the phrase “Subscribe” to: events@timesofisrael.com.

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