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Aroundish chef Gavriel Flyshman. Photo by Hadas Peretz

Meet the BBC’s strictest mom – an Israeli

Orthodox Israeli Jews Tzippi Shaked and her husband David took in two rebellious British teens as part of a BBC reality show, The World’s Strictest Parents. Don’t mess around with Tzippi Shaked. She may not be strict, but she sure …

Religious Jewish girls in Israel like to rock

Six Orthodox Jewish women have formed their own rock band, giving women from their community the first opportunity to let loose in a girls-only environment. If there is one thing that religious girls in Israel like to do on holidays …

Who’s that on Facebook

An Israeli start up has developed a face recognition analysis technology to help users identify exactly who is in their Facebook snaps. It can be tricky trying to figure out who everyone is in your Facebook photo albums, but now …

Israel fashion designer looks to social networking

Israel fashion designer looks to social networking

Israeli designer Mirit Weinstock launched her fashion line five years ago. She now has sales worldwide and has created an innovative marketing concept using social networking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86UhZZsvsPw Most fashion designers look to other designers for inspiration, but Israeli fashion designer …

New York to Screme for Israeli ice cream

A new chain of ice cream parlors opens in New York this month, offering Americans a taste of Israel’s most popular ice cream treats. Grom, Pinkberry, and Haagen Dazs might see shorter lines this summer:  A new ice-cream company from …

Christian pilgrims take home a message of hope

When Pope Benedict XVI came on his first official visit to Israel this month, thousands of Roman Catholic pilgrims joined him on his journey. More are expected to visit Israel over the year ahead The theme of his historic trip …

Music that’s safe to drive to

The number one chart tune for safe driving, based on research from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, is Love Song by Taylor Swift. Fast music makes you drive faster — and less safely. Although that statement might seem obvious, …