Culture
A young couple silhouetted at Jerusalem's Light Festival. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/FLASH90

Collecting for an online era

Whether it’s stamps, coins or phone cards, collecting just got easier with a new award-winning Israeli website that enables collectors to post their catalogs on line.   Stamps, coins, even tea bags – the website Colnect allows collectors to catalog …

Sculpting light to illuminate [Video]

Sculpting light to illuminate [Video]

Ayala Serfaty takes art and function to a whole new level with strange, luminous designs that are lighting up hotels and museums worldwide.   Many artists use the play of light in their artwork, but Ayala Serfaty of Aqua Creations …

US MBA students study Israel business 101

Visiting MBA students from the US choose Israel as the go-to place to learn about international business and high-tech.   Indiana University MBA students visit Better Place as part of their coursework for the Kelley School of Business. Israel is …

Making music in the military

In Israel, joining the amy doesn’t mean the end of your musical career, in fact for many of the country’s most talented musicians, it’s just the start.   Photo by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Members of the IDF Education and …

Art as cultural diplomat

A new educational portal is channeling the rich world of Israeli art and artists to universities and schools in the US, providing a broader perspective of Israel and Israelis.

Electronic music for the soul [Video]

Electronic music for the soul [Video]

Israeli band J.Viewz has created a brand new fusion of electronic music and soul-moving musical elements that’s being embraced in New York and all over the US.   Israeli band J.Viewz, founded by producer Jonathan Dagan, has taken its success …

A Modigliani mystery solved?

An Israeli curator discovers what may be the solution to a riddle about a painting by Modigliani that has mystified the art world for a hundred years.   Why did Modigliani paint one of his famous pictures upside down? An …

A nod’s as good as a win at the Oscars

A nod’s as good as a win at the Oscars

While Israeli film critic Hannah Brown doesn’t foresee an Academy Award in Israel’s near future, she’s convinced that Ajami’s nomination is prize enough.   Set in the mixed community of Jaffa, Israeli film Ajami reflects Israel’s complex political reality. Given …