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Putting the ‘pop’ back into soda pop

An Israeli entrepreneur has infused fizz back into carbonated drink company SodaStream, and today its machines adorn kitchen counters in 41 countries. SodaStream products on sale in an Elgiganten store in Sweden. At the dawn of the 20th century, the …

Baby boomer

Israeli fertility trailblazer Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld looks back on 50 years of achievement ahead of an international conference on gonadotropins. Born in Vienna, Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld escaped the Nazis as a child and immigrated to Israel in 1940. Approximately one …

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 …