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A skydiver from Paradive shows there’s no shortage of imagination when it comes to finding places to celebrate Rosh Hashana.

Israeli troubadours bond with Americans via music

Reva L’sheva featuring Yehudah Katz (right): The emotional connection was so clear… it really moved people from all sides.It wasn’t a common scene: bearded, religious Jewish Israeli musicians playing traditional Hebrew music together with a black Baptist choir in a …

Rough by design

Zivia’s folding chair exemplifies the rough characteristics of all the designs on display.Israelis have studied design since long before the creation of the State. In fact, one of the premier design schools in the country, Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy for Art …

Israel gets triple world score in Scrabble popularity

Evan Cohen, the national Scrabble champion in Israel, ponders his next move. (Photo: Viva Press)Wooden tiles clicking together was the only sound heard during the recent Israeli National Scrabble Championships. Twenty-four people hailing from all parts of the country had …

A Hebrew-speaking Hamlet comes to Washington

Itay Tiran with Neta Garty appearing in Hamlet: “I’m not looking for Hollywood. There are a lot of opportunities here in Israel.”American audiences have probably never heard Hamlet’s classic “To be or not to be” soliloquy performed in Hebrew. But …

Israeli art gets a Manhattan address

Eden Gallery owner Mickey Klimovsky: The artists we choose to work with are the ones that pass our test.There aren’t many young couples that could handle owning and managing three art galleries spanning 9,000 miles, supply art to almost 40 …

Turning olive oil into an olive branch

Picking the olive crop in Majdal Krum near Haifa.With the scenic green vista of the Galilee as a backdrop, the sounds of Irish music wafted across the landscape that spread out from the stone patio of the small olive press …