Culture
An Israeli cowboy. Photo by Flash90.

LEADing through example

Participants in LEAD – ‘We’ve taken upon the task of encouraging and developing youth leadership in Israel,’ says LEAD general manager Eliav Zakai.There might not seem to be any direct connection between one of the world’s biggest customer management systems …

ISRAEL21c special feature: A visit to Tel Aviv

A dance party on the beach in Tel Aviv – the ultimate east-meets-west city. (Photo: Ministry of Tourism)When it comes to the types of urban amenities needed to create a world-class destination, Tel Aviv has it all. Its real estate …

Iranian and Israeli break down the barriers

A friendship between two bloggers – an Israeli and an Iranian – is doing its part to combat the anti-Israel incitement and nuclear rumblings coming out of Teheran. With the help of his ‘travel-friendly’ Canadian passport, Hossein Derakhshan, 31, crossed …

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 …