Culture
dance_tel_aviv
Israel brings a cold sport to a hot country [video]
Sports

Israel brings a cold sport to a hot country [video]

Toronto it’s not, but Metulla’s Canada Centre provides a cool venue for immigrant and native Israelis thirsting for fast-paced fun on the ice. A mere kilometer from the Lebanese border, Israel’s only permanent regulation-size ice rink draws hockey players of …

Opera: London, New York, Paris… Tel Aviv

International singers regularly return to the Israeli Opera to soak up some Israeli vitality, hospitality and energy. Photo by Yossi Tzevker Soprano Michele Crider performs the part of Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani at the Israeli Opera. On his first visit …

Playing scales has never been this much fun

Playing scales has never been this much fun

JoyTunes banishes boredom by transforming instrumental practice sessions into an interactive video game. Profession musician Yigal Kaminka tries out the software with his violin. Yuval Kaminka was visiting his brother’s family two years ago when he noticed that his seven-year-old …

Will good looks get you the job?

“Beauty discrimination” depends on whether you’re male or female, and who’s doing the screening, according to new research from Israel. Photo by Flash90. Female jealousy by recruiters makes it more difficult for attractive women to find jobs, according to new …

Israel’s Top Ten music festivals

Music may not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think of Israel, but festivals across the spectrum abound. Here are the country’s top 10. Israel is too often perceived through an exclusively political, religious or historical …

ISRAEL21c’s Top 10 videos on YouTube for 2010

From summer in the city, to electric cars, happiness surveys and biometric keys – ISRAEL21c brings you its top 10 YouTube stories of the year. Another busy year on ISRAEL21c’s YouTube channel has seen our viewing figures rise to nearly …

Tears a turn off in men, scientists discover

A woman’s tears cause a dip in testosterone, reducing sexual arousal in men according to Israeli researchers. From right to left: Shani Gelstein, Yaara Yeshurun, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr Sagit Shushan, Liron Rozenkrantz, and Idan Frumin. It’s official. Tears in …

To find, follow and foster brilliant young musicians

The Jerusalem Music Center identifies and nurtures local musicians and launches world-class careers. The Jerusalem Music Center is an advanced training center for music education dedicated to encouraging Israel’s young musicians. That legendary classical pianist Evgeny Kissin has chosen to …