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Adital Ela surrounded by natural materials in her studio.

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 …

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 …