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A passion for fashion in LA

The accident that crushed Israeli fashion designer Yochi Ben’s hand ultimately gave her the chance to live her dream – designing haute couture in Los Angeles. As fashion designer Yochi Ben unzips bag after bag of delicate, intricate, barely-there couture …

Ready for the NBA

Israeli hoopster Omri Casspi, a first round draft pick for the Sacramento Kings, hopes his tenacity and passion for the game will keep him in the NBA.   This fall, many thousands of Israelis will be getting out of bed …

Time to take on Mayumana

It may have an Israeli heart, but Mayumana, a unique and creative theater and dance show developed in Tel Aviv, also boasts an international company, with performers from 32 countries. Find out more in our video story.

Designs on sand

A new museum designed by the internationally renowned Ron Arad opens in Israel next year, as a showcase for some of the best design work in the world.   Design inspires art and craft. It can make life easier, more …

A chic, slick, inner city ride, kids included

It’s a stroller? It’s a bike? No, it’s the Taga! Able to transform into either one in seconds, it’s a healthy, green, inner-city transport solution for young families. Urban parents are all too familiar with the hassles of driving and …

Of love and demons

Of love and demons

For Israeli director Samuel Maoz, the making of his first feature film Lebanon was both a labor of love and an exorcism of demons – the love being cinema and the demons being the images of the Lebanon War he …

Helping bookworms hit the books

The Israeli-American company Ex Libris has become the heart of many a library system, streamlining the location, management and distribution of print and digital content.   Remember when hitting the books meant hunting through dusty card catalogues? And then entering …

Art takes to the streets in Tel Aviv

Art takes to the streets in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has been turned into an enormous art gallery as hundreds of artists take part in the city’s first Art Tel Aviv Biennial, a month-long art happening launched as part of the city’s centennial celebrations.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U5TmTdArdY Whether its …

Israeli contest a trailblazer in harp world

In October, the 17th International Harp Contest takes place in Israel. It’s one of the country’s most successful musical endeavors, and has set the standard for harp competitions worldwide. Israel’s Knesset, which generally deals with the earthliest of matters, echoed …

It’s a complex world for Israel’s puppeteers

It’s a complex world for Israel’s puppeteers

Jerusalem’s world famous puppet troupe, the Train Theater has helped turn Israel into a center for international puppetry. Puppets, like their masters, speak the language of a place. Israeli puppeteers, therefore, talk Hebrew, English and gibberish, but are also known …