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Hikers at Sataf. Photo by Abigail Klein Leichman
Throwing in the towel

Throwing in the towel

Amit Levi doesn’t start her workday as CEO of Israeli company Art Up until 2 pm. That’s because she’s only 15 years old. In the morning, she’s busy with her 10th grade classes at her high school in Herzilya on …

Playing the strings of success (video)

Playing the strings of success (video)

Israel is home to one of the world’s top international harp competitions. Founded by Jerusalem’s legendary mayor Teddy Kollek, this year the event turned 50.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBI8bWDgG-M Images of King David playing his harp have inspired countless artists, including Marc …

Seven Israeli designers who can brighten up your life

Their designs are comfortable, hip and beautiful and their work is garnering recognition and praise worldwide. ISRAEL21c focuses on seven of the country’s top industrial designers.   Combining art and aesthetics with function and purpose, industrial designers can make our …

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 …