Culture
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GA delegates see the Israel beyond the headlines

Delegates from 156 federations and some 400 independent communities are taking part in the GA.Over 4,000 North Americans are seeing a different side of Israel this week than they are used to viewing on their television screens. As delegates to …

Riding the ‘wheels of love’

Participants in the ‘Wheels of Love’ charity ride take in the breathtaking views in the north of Israel last week.More than fifty Americans joined 100 cyclists from Israel last week for the 4th annual ‘Wheels of Love’ bikeathon. The 5-day, …

Mark it with a “k”

Israeli Minister of Industry and Trade Ehud Olmert greets the Osem mascot inside the Osem Pavilion at the Kosherfest Show in New York. The kosher food market in the United States is continuously expanding, and Israeli food is leading the …

Taking Israel to heart

Eli Alifant, Rona Gotlieb, and Naftali Aklom (from left) are some of the Israel At Heart participants who will be spreading across the U.S. to describe their lives in Israel.Naftali Aklom was less than a year old when his parents …

In a word, Rosebud

Israeli designer Sigal Dekel’s fashions will be among those on display at Rosebud.History will be made this week when the first American boutique to exclusively feature Israeli fashion designs opens in New York City. In addition to selling Israeli-made ready-to-wear, …

Two world championships for Israeli athletes

Israeli gold medal windsurfer Lee Korsitz, center, poses with the runner ups in the 2003 World Mistral Championship, part of the Olympic Sailing World Championships in Cadiz, Spain. For the first time ever, Israelis welcomed two world champions home from …

Israeli craftspeople set their designs on Chicago

An arts and crafts show of works by 10 Israeli artists and craftspeople will be one of nine special exhibits presented at this year’s tenth anniversary SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) CHICAGO 2003. The works will be on view …

Using the blues to bridge gaps

Johnny Mayer’s message is simple: “American Jews, Israeli Jews, everyone, we’ve all got the blues, so let’s use the music to bridge some gaps, and get more in touch with each other.”Music has, of course, always figured highly in Jewish …

Rummikub is the chairman of the board

In an era in which Israel is known for high-tech innovation, Rummikub is an on-going low-tech success story – and a labor of love.Everybody has heard of Monopoly and Scrabble. But fewer are familiar with the third best-selling family game …