Culture
Ehud Galili taking core samples from the well. Photo by Jonathan Benjamin

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.

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 …

Israel’s B-boys and girls [video]

Israel’s B-boys and girls [video]

It’s hot, it’s hip, and it’s breaking loose on Israel’s streets, Israel’s break dancing scene in now on the international map. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0n0r9Ffo0 Dvir Rozen, director of the Israel Break Dance Association and CEO of his own company, Street Art Productions …