Avner Less , Frodo Baggins | Standing Witness to the Story of Evil

By Limor Shiponi Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Last night, channel 2 aired ‘Lishka 06’. From IMDb: “This is the dramatic story of Bureau 06, the team of police investigators formed for the sole purpose of investigating and preparing the grave charges brought by the Jewish people against Adolf Eichmann, during the trial that took place in Jerusalem, 1961…” They …

Social media helps tyrants proceed with their atrocities

By Limor Shiponi How many graphic images have you seen this week? on how many of them did you click ‘like’, quickly commenting that ‘like’ or ‘favorite’ might not be the accurate words to express your feelings, but that’s what there is to click? in any case, your clicks, comments and shares are registered as ‘engagement’ and in most cases …

“The kids have no imagination!”

By Limor Shiponi This statement, made by a very close peer of mine, might look somewhat extreme to you yet it carries more than a seed of truth. Made by someone who has over 25 years experience in performing with people of all ages, she experiences the shift in audiences perception and attention – and she’s not alone. Some kids …

Never again?

By Limor Shiponi Warsaw Ghetto, August 2, 1942 “We have no information about the fate of those who were expelled… Nothing we hear is based on exact information.”                                                                 …

Disruptive Innovation in The Arts

By Limor Shiponi Through the past year I’ve seen so many references to the “democratization” of the arts by aid of technology and social media, that eventually I had to set my mind to look into these declarations. Paraphrasing on the definition of Democracy on Wikipedia: Via technology and social media, the governing structures of the arts have moved to …

Good morning class – today we’re going to play Nazis

By Limor Shiponi Update, April 15th 2013 For now, the teacher is placed on leave. If it’s a temporary step that will help everybody cool down and start thinking, that’s ok. If she is on her way out and by that people think ‘matter solved’ – it’s the wrong thought. I don’t think severe actions are the Jewish way on …

Syria | Rape as weapon of war?!

By Limor Shiponi Last night on the news, they talked about rape in Syria. Item after item we were watching the terrible state of women and men there, being raped because they are Sunnite, Alawite, Shiite, non-Islamic, whatever, women tempted into sexual Jihad, marriage Jihad, eventually ending up as sex slaves or sold to slavery somewhere in the Arab world. …

What Women Need

By Limor Shiponi The generating event of this story happened today, while searching for an idea. Seeking advice from people that might have phrased the issue better, I found myself searching through TED talks and eventually landed on a rather rare piece about the performing arts. A lot of the talks are about tech, science, green, social and other considered-cool …

‘Skyfall’ best quote

By Limor Shiponi “…and bring forth the old because of the new.” (Leviticus 26:10) Am I the only one who feels the ‘modern world’ is enforcing this idea, originally related to harvest, on everything? most probably not. The story in ‘Skyfall’ deals quite a lot with this issue. For large chunks of the movie, people over 45 both on the …