Culture
Skiing at Mount Hermon. Photo by Flash90.

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 …

Israel’s growing fashion scene comes of age

Israel’s growing fashion scene comes of age

Israeli fashion can be found in shops all over the world.Israeli fashion and accessory designers are making waves throughout the world. Designs by Michal Negrin, Dorin Frankfurt, Ronen Chen, and Daniella Lehavi can be found selling in shops from the …

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 …