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CEO Orit Mossinson is making international media appearances.

Not just baby’s play

Once upon a time, toys designed for a baby’s first year of life were merely expected to be colorful, appealing and fun – little more was demanded of them. But that was before the revolution created by the Israeli company …

UNESCO names Tel Aviv a World Heritage Site

The White City of Tel Aviv includes 4,000 buildings representative of the Modern Movement – a synthesis of architectural styles popular in Europe during the early 20th century. (Photo courtesy of Gems In Israel)With its unique history and heritage Jerusalem …

Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv wins Euro championship

Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Pini Gershon is hoisted onto the shoulders of players and fans following the team’s overpowering victory in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to win the Euroleague championship. (Photo: AP) The NBA playoffs may have been on …

In Tel Aviv and Los Angeles, Café Europa never forgets

Los Angeles members of Café Europa Sophie Hamburger and Cyla Tenenbaum visit Yad Vashem’s Valley of the Communities last week. (Photo: Sasson Tiram)For three years, the members of the Holocaust survivors group Café Europa – Los Angeles and Café Europa …

A little Israel in New York

Israeli musician David Broza is one of the many Israeli entertainers who make the Makor Cafe their American home.Strolling along West 67th Street in New York’s Upper West Side, you might never notice it. Yet just a few doors down …

The world’s best kept secret

From the snow covered 6,000-foot heights of Mt. Hermon to the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), which lies 200 feet below sea level, the Golan encompasses about 600 square miles.Imagine starting a five-day day vacation hiking through the fluffy powder of …

The dance of life

The Batsheva Ensemble is responsible for cultivating the next generation of dancers, choreographers and designers via educational programs which offer young audiences throughout the world the opportunity to be exposed to a new wave of modern dance.A group of 40 …

Israeli Madonna lilies bloom in time for Easter

The Madonna Lily grows in other places around the world, but Christian believers are certain its origin is in the Holy Land.A flower developed in Israel has aroused excitement and interest at the Vatican, which will soon be receiving a …

An army with a heart

One, Two, Three, Attention is a program adopted by Kav La Chaim as a special project to create an opportunity for mentally retarded individuals to volunteer in the Israeli army. What does a combat-ready officer in Israel Defense Forces have …

Israeli educator eyes American schools

Students at the Democratic School in Bekat Ono pose with their teacher.Yaacov Hecht helped transform the school system in Israel with the idea of ‘democratic education.’ Now he’s touting his philosophy to educators in the United States.As the director of …