Culture
Aroundish chef Gavriel Flyshman. Photo by Hadas Peretz
Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

Oren Lavie has no illusions that more than four and half million people are going to buy his debut album The Opposite Side of the Sea. But what does he know? The Tel Aviv-born singer/songwriter also didn’t expect the inventive …

Building on green experience in Israel and Greece

Eco-architect, Elias Messinas: “One cannot have a real ecological community without the community being committed to it.”There’s a phenomenon that’s hit the world, and Israel is no exception: designers, restaurants, grocery stores, companies and architects “in the green know” are …

Taking wing at the largest flyway in the world

It was once Israel’s biggest environmental mistake. Now the Hula Valley is home to one of the world’s most important sites for migrating birds.    As we arrive at the Hula Valley Park and Nature Reserve, a huge flock of gray cranes …

Israeli entrepreneur creates free online university

“Education should be a right, not a privilege,” Shai Reshef, founder and president of the online University of the People. After spending decades building successful educational programs in Israel and online, Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef decided it was time to …

Israeli wine comes of age

Israeli wine comes of age

Israel may have been growing wine since biblical times, but it’s only in recent years that the wines have gained international recognition.   Once regarded as undrinkable by most wine experts, the wines emerging from Israel today are considered some …

Tel Aviv celebrates its centennial [Video]

Tel Aviv celebrates its centennial [Video]

Founded on the sand dunes north of the old sea port of Jaffa 100 years ago, Tel Aviv has become the bustling cultural and economic heart of Israel. Envisioned as the main gateway into Israel, the city has developed into …

Gifted children limit their choices to science

Dr. Inbal Shani: “It is the gifted – who are often multi-talented – who tend to limit the realization of those very talents into specific fields.” Gifted children may be multitalented, but they often tend to limit themselves to applied …

Better luck next time… Bashir misses its Oscar

It’s hard not to get excited with all the hoopla surrounding the Oscars, particularly for Israelis living in Los Angeles, who are a mere heartbeat away from the Hollywood glitz and glamour when it comes to awards season. But on …