No medals, plenty of potential

Israeli Olympians in Sochi show the world what’s to come from winter athletes representing a warm-weather country.




Touch typing for the blind, tennis like a pro, and other cool ideas

Four new Israeli crowdfunding campaigns hope to improve sports, technology, health, education and cultural fields.




Israeli web cartoon aims to attract girls to high-tech

Three-dimensional characters Purple and Nine take GoldieBlox to the next level.




Idan Raichel tops world music iTunes downloads

The Israeli star’s ‘Quarter to Six’ album was one of the 10 Best World Albums of 2013 on the Apple online store.




Israel on the Scrabble map

Players from 12 countries are taking part in this year’s Israeli Scrabble Open in Tiberias.




SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad gets banned – goes viral

Israeli carbonated drink maker’s ambassador Scarlett Johansson leaves Oxfam due to a ‘fundamental difference of opinion.’




Christian Nazarenes launch tourism campaign

The birthplace of Jesus is usually a quick stop on Christian tourist itineraries. A new group is hoping to make it much more.




NBCUniversal gets ready to ‘Dig’ Jerusalem

Keshet Broadcasting is producing action-adventure drama series in Israel for broadcast in America.




My Israman men

Husband and son place fifth in their category in one of the most grueling Ironman triathlons in the world, held in surprisingly chilly Eilat.




Jerusalemites bare their underwear on No Pants Day

Madcap ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ is staged around the world every January, and Jerusalem hopped onboard.