This is a blog for Music in Israel (Music 74 & 139), a course taught in the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, by Francesco Spagnolo (Spring 2012). The content of this blog (a blend of specific information about the class and its requirements, additional materials covered in the lectures, and various items encountered in the course of the semester) is meant for the students taking the course, although anyone is certainly welcome to read, listen and watch on.