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A nurse cares for a newborn in a shelter at Barzilai as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in Asheklon. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90

The conductor who teaches business management

Israeli maestro Itay Talgam uses musical principles to foster harmony in boardrooms, courtrooms and classrooms worldwide. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/itay_talgam_lead_like_the_great_conductors.html By translating the language of music into the language of the workplace, Israeli conductor Itay Talgam has carved a niche for himself as …

The man behind the Israel Museum

He’s one of the art world’s most influential personalities, and in his 15-year tenure James Snyder has put the Israel Museum on the international map. Photo by David Rubinger “I’m an institution person,” James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum. …

Design books that ignite the imagination

Orly Robinson’s lushly photo-illustrated design books are already best-sellers in Israel. Now she’s planning to move into the foreign market. Design is in my blood – Orly Robinson, author of 10 interior design books. “One of the most powerful memories …

Study of a rare disease sheds light on cancer

‘Truly exceptional’ Israeli scientist reveals critical genetic information about ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) disease and brings home a top American research award. Dr. Yosef Shiloh is the first Israeli scientist ever to win the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research G.H.A. Clowes …

Bedouin scholar blazes new trails

The first female Bedouin in Israel to earn a doctorate, Abu-Rabia-Queder is now exploring Bedouin culture and Arab feminism. Photo courtesy of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. “I grew up like an insider/outsider in three different cultures,” Sarab Abu-Rabia, …