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Finding success with sensual soaps and scrubs

An Israeli success story, Laline’s lotions, creams and scrubs are delighting customers across the country and increasingly across the globe. Laline shops have a crisp black and white coloring, designed to give a warm and welcoming feel to customers. Walking …

Racing the Sahara – one man’s ultimate test

Israeli runner Hezi Yitzhak’s race across the Sahara Desert in the toughest footrace on earth was even more arduous and challenging than he had anticipated. For Hezi Yitzhak, the 250-kilometer Sahara Desert Race was a challenge he just couldn’t miss. …

Sports

Israeli goes kung fu fighting

A lone Israeli among China’s thousands of kung fu adherents, Shmuel Shoshtari was thrilled to be his country’s flag bearer at the martial art’s main event. Shmuel Shoshtari, left, at the “Kung Fu Olympics” in China with fellow students John …

Cultural oasis on the dunes

Once a backwater, today the Holon metropolis is attracting international attention with its cornucopia of cultural centers, and there’s a lot more on the drawing board. Holon’s transformation began in the 1990s, and it has been transformed into a green …

Meeting Japanese culture face to face in Israel

It’s the only Japanese museum in the Middle East, and the turbulent history of the collection is as inspiring as the museum itself. An unlikely treasure trove – the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art. An unlikely and little-known treasure trove …

Falling in love in Jerusalem

In his upcoming film Jerusalem I Love You, Scott Berrie will present works by noted writers about falling in love in Jerusalem. Movie producer Scott Berrie is to turn his attention to Jerusalem for the latest in his series of …

Learning to read Arabic really is harder

A new study on language and the brain from an Israeli university reveals why it’s harder to learn to read in Arabic than in most other languages. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. Children learn to read Arabic at school. Over the …