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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 …

Larry Ellison: Israel has a wealth of intellectual talent

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison addresses Israeli business leaders last week.On his first trip to Israel last week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison praised the country’s technological success and resourceful manpower, while providing some sound advice to fledgling high tech companies. “I …

Jewish, Arab rappers in Israel find common ground

Sagol 59 (left) and SAZ: We’re not trying to solve all the problems in the world. Everyone should do something within their capacity to initiate progress.Samekh Zakout and Chen Rotem couldn’t have had more dissimilar backgrounds. Zakout, an Israeli Arab, …

An Israeli film school with a religious twist

Ma’ale students set up a shot – ‘When Ma’ale was set up, there were no Orthodox cameramen, editors, producers, or directors.’Once upon a time, if you were Israeli and you wanted to learn filmmaking, you had no choice but to …

Israel baseball takes the field

‘I think we have a chance to bring the red, white and blue spirit of American baseball over here, and it shouldn’t be so much of a problem for Israelis to learn.’If you didn’t know any better you’d think you …