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Jersusalem-based instructor Ayo Oppenheimer bases a student, Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, in her first acro-yoga flight. Photo by Daniel Cuevas

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 …

Israeli family winery competes with the best

Winemaker Eli Ben-Zaken tastes the latest vintage in Domaine du Castel’s underground cellar. ‘I finish making the wine and I already think about the next vintage,’When you mention Israel, top quality wine is generally not the first thing that comes …

WNBA stars sparkle in Israeli league

Elizur Ramle’s Platte Pirson, left, controls the ball during an Israeli league basketball match against Maccabi Ashdod. Pierson is among the growing number of WNBA stars who moonlight overseas during the offseason. (Photo – AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)Plenette Pierson of the …

Israeli jewelry designers aim to dazzle the US market

Relying on the old adage that there’s strength in numbers, a group of independent Israeli jewelry designers have banded together in an attempt to penetrate the vast American jewelry market. Showcasing prominent designs in sterling silver and gold jewelry, the …

Israeli lampshades so tasty you’ll want to eat them

Shuli Levin: There is such a thing as positive consumption.Shuli Levin’s lampshades look so good you could almost eat them. But rather than cultivate the squash-like gourds that grow outside his studio in Bnei Zion, a moshav north of Ra’anana, …