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From world champion boxer to rabbi

From world champion boxer to rabbi

He’s just won the World Boxing Association’s Super Welterweight Boxing Title, so what does Israeli Yuri Foreman do in his spare time? Study to be a rabbi of course.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kZxe4eRGU For Israeli Yuri Foreman, boxing and faith aren’t so …

Struck by lightning

Israeli professor Colin Price has transformed a fascination with severe weather patterns into research that could lead to practical products to protect individuals and industries from harm.   Space weather, sun storms, lightning strikes – these are all in a …

Connecting the dots

An Israeli MIT graduate and former Google employee with both business smarts and social vision has set up a new Internet site connecting consumers to services.   When Red Beacon won first prize in the TechCrunch start-up competition, Yaron Binur …

Alight from within

As down to earth as the natural materials she favors, world-renowned Israeli lighting designer Ayala Serfaty’s creations are a merger of art, design, function and spirituality.   A fascination with light: Morning glory by Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty. Ayala Serfaty …

A gift of vitality, in the midst of cancer

Cancer survivor and hairstylist Eli Ben Zikri started a non-profit wig service that allows people to feel attractive even when they lose their hair during chemotherapy.   Photo courtesy of Kaplan Medical Center Since 2002, Eli Ben Zikri has fitted …

“There’s only one Tamir Cohen’

After a rocky start at Bolton Wanderers, Israeli footballer Tamir Cohen is proving himself to be a star player. He’s just one of a number of top Israeli footballers making a name for themselves today in European teams.   Stealing …

Israel’s energizer

He developed the first rechargeable lithium battery, and now Prof. Doron Aurbach and his team of 35 may develop the first rechargeable magnesium battery.   The story of Israel’s most prominent battery researcher has a shaky beginning. Prof. Doron Aurbach’s …

A catalyst for change in organic-based fuels

Israeli engineer Dr. Sobhi Basheer has developed a way to minimize the toxic byproducts created while making biofuel from organic waste while lowering production costs.   Dr. Sobhi Basheer of TransBioDiesel: using his experience with enzymes to replace conventional polluting …

Just don’t call him the Zohan

Despite remarkable similarities to Adam Sandler’s the Zohan, for Piny Benzaken, Israeli sportsman turned hairdresser to the stars, it’s all about the work.   Hair history – Piny Benzaken created the unforgettable look that helped John Travolta make his famous …

The engineer who makes wine

By day, he’s a civil engineer. By night, Israeli Doron Yitzhaki is a winemaker, with a new label of blended global wines made from the best wines in the world.   Wine is a romantic business, says Israeli winemaker Doron …