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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, …

The steady hand behind the TASE

She’s been a guiding force at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange for 25 years, but Ester Levanon shows no sign of stopping as the Israeli exchange goes from strength to strength. Photo courtesy of TASE Ester Levanon, CEO of the …