In its 15thyear, the “Voice of the Word” festival, in memory of Mario Kotliar, explored the relationship between textual and performance arts. The festival took place in a unique space, a former television studio, in the bowels of the Jerusalem Theatre. When television burst into modern homes back in the 1960s, it brought public discourse straight into the family living room. For the first time in history, the public was exposed, together, at the same moment in real time, to immediate events and live discussions about current politics and culture. Years later, it seems that no one could have imagined how quickly and effectively screens would creep in and take over our daily lives. Whether in a pocket or on buildings, in the house or car, screens and their partners – the camera lens – accompany us wherever we go. News, “what’s happening” and “what’s being said” no longer takes place far away – it is present in the palm of our hand and constantly accessible.