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Adital Ela surrounded by natural materials in her studio.

Mountain bike rehab

A computer science professor’s Rides of Hope program opens new vistas for Israel’s juvenile offenders, giving them a taste of success. Photo by Raphael Rabinovitz. Strengthening their minds and their bodies – children from Ride with Hope. Every Tuesday, rain …

A refuge for unwanted animals

When empty nest syndrome set in, the Kabalos filled theirs with a menagerie of animals in need of care. Babi Kabalo with two young kids. When a little lamb fell out of a truck bound for the slaughterhouse and broke …

Rapper Shyne comes home

Months out of jail, an established Jewish New York hip-hop artist credits God for his new record contract and plans a permanent move to Israel. http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/503326/shyne-debuts-messiah.jhtml Nearly 10 years in prison didn’t dull the prospects of urban hip-hop star Shyne. …

Getting paid to think about the sky

Getting paid to think about the sky

As a child, Prof. Abraham Loeb loaded up the tractor with books and went out into the fields to read. Today the Israeli-born astrophysicist graces the cover of TIME. Israeli-born astrophysicist Prof. Abraham Loeb is a foremost authority on how …

Strides and setbacks for Israel’s women

Award-winning professor Marilyn Safir, is a path breaker who has researched and led the struggle for women’s equality in Israel for nearly four decades. Dr. Marilyn Safir accepting the 2010 Alumna of the Year Award from Brooklyn College in October. …

A lifelong passion for winged machines

A gallery of civilian aircraft and flight artifacts from as far back as the Golden Age of aviation joins the rich variety of tourist attractions on offer in Israel. Photo by Abigail Leichman. An intern restores the original logo on …

From high hoops to home truths

Perhaps Israel’s most-famous sportsman, Tal Brody is now a Goodwill Ambassador: “With my 45 years in Israel, I can help other people see many beautiful things.” Tal Brody hosting a basketball clinic in New England. When the Foreign Ministry appointed …

A much nicer place than people imagine

Searching for Israel’s soul, Emmy-award winning NBC bureau chief Martin Fletcher chose to walk the country to cover daily living, rather than daily confrontations. On a two-week hike along Israel’s coast, NBC’s Martin Fletcher discovered that Israelis are focused on …