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Fashion TV lands in the desert

FTV viewers may seen more Israeli models like Mali Levy on the U.S. fashion runways. When news began to leak out recently that Fashion Television (FTV) mogul Michel Adam (Lisowski) had decided to move offices from Paris to the southern …

Keeping things in perspective

Some 30,000 painstakingly modeled and painted human figurines dot Mini Israel, including 4,500 military and sports figurines that actually walk, wave their arms and kick around soccer balls.Yoni Shapira is a big guy who likes little things; 1:25 scale little …

Looking for a donkey, low mileage

Janglo provides a way for immigrants to benefit from other people’s expertise, knowledge and experiences to solve all kinds of problems in a foreign culture.For a new immigrant in Israel, or even the veteran, getting absorbed into Israeli life can …

Voice of Peace Sets Sail Again

.It was once a legendary message of peace and reconciliation that became part of Israeli folklore. A ship anchored outside Israel’s territorial waters transmitted a powerful, but illegal radio signal into Israeli and Palestinian homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s …

How do you spell self-defense? Krav Maga

Jennifer Lopez in fighting mode for the film Enough is one of the thousands of Americans training with Krav Maga.Until now, ‘Shalom’ has been the most widely known Hebrew phrase in the US. But moving up quickly is ‘Krav Maga’, …

Traveling troubadour draws strength from Israel

Peter Himmelman performs before an Israeli audience.Most American rock stars have fearfully avoided Israel over the past two and half years. But Peter Himmelman isn’t like most American rock stars. The 44-year-old acclaimed singer/songwriter is one of Israel’s biggest fans. …

Israeli humor with an American accent

Avi Liberman discusses the nuances of Israeli culture at a performance in Tel Aviv (Photo: Viva Press)Avi Liberman had a dream. The Los Angeles-based comedian wanted to give Israelis something to laugh about. He also wanted to bring other comedians …

Knocking on klezmer’s door

Eve’s Women (with Orit Orbach center) is bringing its explosive klezmer fusion of Latin rhythms, rock and traditional Jewish music to American audiences.Orit Orbach is a Israeli musician who refuses to be pigeonholed. While it is true that she is …

Love is the answer

Israeli filmmaker Dan Katzir: We live in an age that has lost its innocence. When filmmaker Dan Katzir saw the classic Yiddish play Grine Felder (Green Fields) in New York about three years ago, he cried when the curtain fell. …

The show goes on

Two actors take part in the play Searching for Understanding on the Planet Jupiter/Justice as part of the ‘Billy Crystal Workshops – Peace Through the Performing Arts project’.It’s a Wednesday night in Jerusalem and the mood in the Khan Theater …