May's hottest hand-picked events

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© Elad Sarig Photography "Seinfeld:" Portrait of Cosmo Kramer, from "The Letter" (Season 3, Episode 21), Oil on canvas, 2000. Courtesy of Ori Segal, the CEO of MUGO
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Mayday, Mayday! The hottest international talent is infiltrating Israel this month and they're bringing their a-game. From the hot-tempered Azaelia Banks, to Milky Chance, and every girl's favorite Spaniard, Enrique Iglesias, the Barby, Park HaYarkon, and Rishon Lezion Live Park are ready to keep the party going all night long. Also on the docket, a handful of festivals including Jacob's Ladder, Abu Gosh, and Israel's answer to Burning Man. Throw in the adaptation of a Tony-award winning Broadway, a documentary film festival for the ages, and Jerusalem's much-anticipated Israel Festival and you'll be begging for a culture break at the end of it all with our list of hottest handpicked events.

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Beit Hatfutsot delivers a gut-busting exhibition on Jewish humor

Mayim Bialik, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Ilana Glazer, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Larry David, Groucho Marx...it comes as no secret that, particularly in the media, Jews have earned their reputation as the "comedians of the modern world" – a title that they carry with pride, self-deprecation, and a generous heaping of chutzpah. What you might not have known, though, is that the binding association between Judaism and humor predates primetime television.

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