The Power of One

TIMES OF ISRAEL BY LANA MELMAN JAN 30, 2017

Jazz musician Steven Hancoff, however, decided “to bring solace, support, and great music to people for whom terror has turned life into ongoing crisis and fear.”

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Lana Melman
Art, Man and God

TIMES OF ISRAEL BY LANA MELMAN - SEP 28, 2016,

I wonder what our prayers sound like to God during these Days of Awe. As the earth spins on its axis and Jews across the globe gather together to worship, I imagine that God hears our longings as a symphony – each soul a note, singular, exceptional, and essential to the whole. Our hearts, the instruments; our words, music to God’s ears.

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Lana Melman
Roseanne Barr gets it right

TIMES IF ISRAEL BY LANA MELMAN - APR 17, 2016

Since attending a recent conference on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) effort in Jerusalem, comedian and television star, Roseanne Barr has taken center stage on the subject – loudly denouncing the boycott effort against Israel.

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Lana Melman
Protest Art or Propaganda?

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL BY LANA MELMAN - OCT 17, 2015

The cultural boycott effort against Israel, wherein international artists are pressured to cancel their performances for their Israeli fans and Israeli artists routinely face discrimination based on their nationality, has created a dangerous threat to freedom of expression across the globe.

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Lana Melman
Boycotts and blacklists: China, Norway and musician, Matisyahu

The pandemic of artistic censorship spread this past week, not only within China’s oppressive communist regime, but through the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) effort against Israel in the supposedly open, liberal societies of Norway and Spain.

TIMES OF ISRAEL BY LANA MELMAN - AUG 20, 2015


The pandemic of artistic censorship spread this past week, not only within China’s oppressive communist regime, but through the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) effort against Israel in the supposedly open, liberal societies of Norway and Spain.


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Lana Melman