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Adital Ela surrounded by natural materials in her studio.

Black belt soprano

In love with performing and signing: Grammy award winner Hila Plitmann When Hila Plitmann’s name was announced last week at Los Angeles’s Staples Center as a Grammy Award winner, the 36-year-old Israeli operatic soprano was across town at a birthday …

Israel’s soldiers of sound

Israel’s soldiers of sound

“A little crazy, but great musicians,” Israeli band, Coolooloosh.Joel “Rebel Son” Covington, lead singer of the hot Jerusalem band Coolooloosh, goes to bed from practice sessions at 4am and wakes early for work the next morning, all to put a …

Acting out against the rockets in Sderot

“We thought that the teens here weren’t growing up normally,” Livnat Suabi, who runs the Sderot theater project. Imagine being a teenage girl, and only able to take one-minute showers? In Sderot, Israel this has been the reality for eight …

The biggest Hebrew school in the world

You don’t have to be Jewish to want to learn biblical Hebrew, according to Israeli online learning company, eTeacher, which is opening a new course ever month to satisfy demand from the American Christian community. Learning a new language is …

Electronic scrapbooking for babes of the digital age

Keeping your precious memories safe in an online environment: Shai Adler, CEO and founder of Keepaboo.Martha Stewart has popularized the craft of scrapbooking, and American men and women now enjoy making scrapbooks to treasure memories of their children. Snippets of …

Who’s the next Madonna? Ask the computer

Madonna on her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna was a local success in New York dance clubs before a talent scout spotted her.If Brian Epstein hadn’t spotted the Beatles at an obscure Liverpool club in 1961, we would probably never even …