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Tafnit program closes the gap in Israeli schools

Israeli schools are respected for their high academic standards, and a great deal is expected from students. But with overcrowded classrooms and budgets spread thin, part of the Israeli student body simply can’t keep up. From weak academic skills to …

Israel huddles up for first season of tackle football

Players in the Israel Football league train for the season opener. (Photo: Yehuda Boltshauser)”Yalla! Nu, huddle up!”It’s just two hours before the opening scrimmage and the Tel Aviv Sabres are looking like little more than a rag tag group of …

Israel’s ‘Bubble’ floats to the US

Gal Uchovsky may be excused if he feels like he’s floating. Since the release in the summer of 2006 of The Bubble, his latest film with his professional and personal partner Eytan Fox, the Israeli producer’s life has been a series …

Israeli boxers spar with their dreams

Elad Shmouel wins another match – ‘The good thing about me is that I’m real young for professional boxing – I’m only 20 and I’ve got almost 20 fights, and that’s a lot.’Standing side by side, legs spread apart as …

Israeli jewels in the rough

When Orna and Isaac Levy stood up before the international community’s top couture designers earlier this summer in Las Vegas to receive the prestigious Town and Country international pearl designer award for the third year in a row, it seemed …

Yoga a calming influence in Israel

Yoga enthusiasts participate in a lesson at the Mayoga Center in Kfar Saba.It seems a bit incongruous: the non-stop hustle bustle of life in Israel and the calm serenity of yoga. But during the last few years the two have …