Culture
Aroundish chef Gavriel Flyshman. Photo by Hadas Peretz

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 …

Four years of ISRAEL21c

Chairman of ISRAEL21c Zvi Alon – ISRAEL21c’s activities are dynamic and ever-changing – evolving as quickly as the world of modern media and communications.Every new organization begins with a dream: a vision of what it hopes to accomplish.Few people who …