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Adital Ela surrounded by natural materials in her studio.

The men who make new limbs

Yehuda Pilosof and his son Yisrael have a global reputation for outfitting amputees (and even an occasional donkey) with quality artificial limbs. Yehuda Pilosof preparing a Haitian amputee for an artificial leg. As a professional Israeli soccer player, Yisrael Pilosof …

She’s been workin’ on the railroad

An American-born woman is steering Tel Aviv toward its first surface and subway light rail system, the biggest infrastructure project in Israel’s history. Courtesy of TAMMTS Artist’s rendering of light rail on Jerusalem Street in Jaffa. Golda Meir would be …

The CEO who wants to help New Yorkers get help

At just 24, an energetic Jerusalemite is winning prizes for her ambitious company, Swifto, which enables New Yorkers to find helpers in minutes. Penina First: “I always knew I wanted to start an innovative company.” She has degrees in chemistry …

The Israeli mom behind Google Baby

The Israeli mom behind Google Baby

‘You shouldn’t be able to return a baby like a t-shirt,’ says Emmy Award winner Zippi Brand Frank, whose film documents Indian surrogate mothers. Zippi Brand Frank’s documentary focuses on a rural clinic in India where peasant women give birth …

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The amazing adventures of Sharon & Amitai

Owners of a small Israeli comics store took America by surprise when they won the 2011 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. For Yuval Sharon, it all started with Alfred E. Neuman, MAD magazine’s famous gap-toothed mascot. Then came …

The Israeli-born, Ivy League b-girl

The Israeli-born, Ivy League b-girl

Break-dancer ‘Bounce,’ aka Ephrat Asherie, broke into an urban art form that’s unusual for Barnard grads. Her parents’ Israeli attitude helped. Asherie performing the “air chair”. It’s probably safe to say that Ephrat Asherie is the only summa cum laude …