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An Israeli cowboy. Photo by Flash90.
Opera Festival to showcase Israel’s historic sites

Opera Festival to showcase Israel’s historic sites

The sounds of opera will resonate among the stones in significant venues in Jerusalem and Masada for 11 days in June. The Israel Opera’s second annual Opera Festival, scheduled for June 1-11, will bring dulcet sounds to ancient venues such …

What’s next on your music video? You choose

Set up by an Israeli rock star, a new venture is promising to bring the innovative world of interactive videos to music and advertising industries. Geek, rock star, CEO – Yoni Bloch has used his combination of talents to create …

Annual celebration of women marks 15th year

A new artistic director for Holon’s International Women’s Festival wants to introduce audiences to young female artists, playwrights and performers. Photo by Osnat Kollek. Anna Levine Thomson, who starred in Bridget, will have a dialogue with director Amos Kollek at …

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