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Hostelling off Israel’s beaten track

Yaron Burgin, co-founder of Israel Hostels, finding a sense of place in Israel.World travellers looking for adventure today are not just your stereotypical long-haired hippie types. They range from the young and old, seeking experiences that meander off the beaten …

Ethiopia to Broadway, via Jerusalem

One of a Kind – AndArgay has been a runaway success, winning several awards.In 1985, 10-year-old Yossi Vasser and his family set out on foot from the Ethiopian village of Uzava. The perilous 700-kilometer journey that ensued took them through …

Jewish Arab musicians challenge the system

System Ali are living examples of how Jews and Arabs can get along.At an underground bar in Tel Aviv, a crowd waits in excitement for the headline band to take the stage.One audience member wears a white hijab, through which …

Drying off around the world

Six million lush terrycloth towels tumble out of Arad Textiles’ dryers every month, ready to be folded and shipped all over the world.The year was 1940, and Paul Heiman, a refugee from Nazi Germany, found himself broke and unemployed in …