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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 …

Find of a lifetime

Professor Elisha Linder pints to two sections of the 2,400-year-old ship his neighbor discovered in 1985 is being re-assembled in the Ma’agan Michael Ship Museum, especially built to house the ship on the premises of the University of HaifaElisha Linder …

Israel’s national theater takes to New York stage

Gila Almagor stars in the Habimah production of Kaddish L’Naomi. Israel’s premier national theater, Habimah, will be taking the stage this week in New York City, presenting its expressionistic multi-media interpretation of a play based on the poem of American …

Rare harmony emerges from the Middle East

Conductor Daniel Barenboim gives pointers to members of The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. (Photo: AFP)Using the adage that music can soothe the savage beast, reknown conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping that the orchestra he founded – The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra – …

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’, …