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Israeli modeling talents make the big time

Israeli model Nivit Bash works with staff from Maxim magazine during a shoot at a Tel Aviv train station. (Photo: Benji Lovitt)They may not be household names yet like Naomi Campbell or Tyra Banks, but a bevy of Israeli models …

Songweavers brings musicians a virtual music studio

‘The possibilities for making new music are endless’ – Songweavers co-founder Adam Baruch.The estimated number of musicians in the UnitedStates alone is 10 million, and most of them areamateurs. Songweavers was developed for every amateur musician who wants to make …

Israeli jazz prodigy keeps time at nine

Two minutes of good practice is better than playing badly for two hours – Ariel Lanyi.He may be a slow starter compared to Mozart who began composing at age five – but by releasing his first CD at nine years …

An Israeli energy bar just like Grandma used to make

Amzallag’s Moroccan-born grandmother – Grandma Mesadi – used to roll out long rolls of dates mixed with nuts and honey, a delightful treat he treasured as a youngster.Unlike most aspiring Israeli thespians, Yoav Amzallag thanks his lucky stars every day …

Photography opens the eyes of Israeli special needs children

‘The program gives a lot to the kids – self-confidence changes, improving their status in the family. Sometimes it can even improve their motor functions.’Each week, more than 100 Israeli schoolchildren with special educational needs climb the stairs of Jerusalem’s …