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January 22, 2019 -

"And then, at the Chopin Theatre, there was “Paper Cut,” ingeniously imagined and exuberantly performed by Yael Rasooly, the multi-talented Israeli actress, comedienne, singer and cut-paper artist possessed of a phenomenal talent for capturing male and female voices and a slew of accents."

WTTW Chicago
Article - Arts & Culture
January 17, 2019 -

In “Paper Cut,” from Israeli theater artist Yael Rasooly, at the Chopin Theatre Jan. 18-20, a secretary (Rasooly) falls after-hours into a Hollywood daydream, which Rasooly brings to life through the clever manipulation of old stills of movie stars, using masks and paper dolls and tear-away sheets to create a Hitchcockian suspense tale (with a little “Gaslight” tossed in).

The Chicago Tribune
Article, Event - Arts & Culture
December 20, 2018 -

On Thursday, December 6, Professor Yitzhak Reiter's class on "Jerusalem in Regional Politics" culminated with a class simulation of the Israel-Palestine conflict. According to Dr. Reiter, "The simulation was a training tool for engaging the students in 'real politics,' understanding the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and focusing on the special topic of Jerusalem as a city holy to the world’s three largest monotheistic religions and as a rallying point for opposing groups in the Middle East."

News from Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Article - Conflict Resolution, Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations
November 28, 2018 -

2012-2013 Visiting Artist Sharon Ya'ari was named a 2018 Laureate of the Emet Prize, an annual prize given for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far reaching influence and significant contribution to society. “The Emet Prize is awarded to Sharon Ya'ari for his in-depth work in the field of creative photography and his contribution to the promotion of excellence in teaching in the field, in which he is unsurpassed; and for his scholarly work in the field of photographic media, the corporeality of photos and the impact of time and place on photography in our culture.”

Emet Prize for Science, Art, and Culture
Award - Arts & Culture
November 20, 2018 -

The 2019 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will feature two works by Yael Rasooly (2018-2019 Visiting Artist at Trinity College), Paper Cut and Glamour in the Dark.

Chicago Tribune
Article - Arts & Culture
November 8, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder, 2018 Visiting Israeli Artist, recently spoke with the Asbury Park Press and the USA Today Network via email about "Fauda," teaching at Rutgers and how the film festival can combat hate and intolerance.

Asbury Park Press
Interview - Arts & Culture
November 8, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder, 2018 Visiting Israeli Artist, speaks with Rutgers Today about what it takes to write a compelling drama that makes viewers think deeply about real-world conflicts, and how those lessons benefit students of his course at the School of Arts and Sciences.

Rutgers Today
Interview - Arts & Culture
September 27, 2018 -

Moshe Zonder noticed it quickly: “My students are completely serious. They are writing. They are doing the assignments. All of them. It’s great teaching here.”

The Times of Israel
Article - Arts & Culture