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Culture of Israel

Israeli culture is inseparable from the Jewish culture which preceded it (i.e. dated earlier than the Israeli Declaration of Independence, in May 14, 1948). In this article we shall discuss only the cultural aspects of the State of Israel...

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The modern Hebrew poetry of the first two or three decades is considered by many to be among the most remarkable achievements of Israeli culture, especially the poetry of the 1950's and 1960's, which introduced modern hebrew poetry, as opposed to the more conservative poetry written before, such as that of Natan Alterman[?], Abraham Shlonsky[?] and Lea Goldberg. Critics generally agree that the three main figures in the modern poetry of the first decades ("Dor-Hamedina" - Hebrew for "The State Generation") were Yehuda Amikhai[?], Natan Zach[?] and David Avidan.

See also: klezmer

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