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Tough and talented flower from the Weeds

From yeshiva girl to zombie, comedy sitcoms to Hollywood films, Meital Dohan is the epitome of the tough and feisty Israeli female persona.   The naughty rabbinical school administrator: Meital Dohan with co-star, Justin Kirk in Weeds. Every fantasy about …

So good, you won’t believe it’s kosher

Israeli super chef Shalom Kadosh, recently honored by his peers from home and abroad, sees cooking kosher as an exhilarating challenge.   “We have standards here that match any in the world,” Israeli chef Shalom Kadosh. Shalom Kadosh doesn’t cook …

A chance to save the coral reefs

With the help of a $4 m. grant, an Israeli professor hopes to bio-engineer remedies to save the world’s beautiful coral species from the effects of global warming.   Getting close to his subject: Israeli marine biologist Prof. Zvy Dubinsky …

Safe and simple messaging for the very young

Two Israeli high-tech executives create a no-reading-required, child-safe video messaging service to benefit millions of children living far from their relatives.   Vikido’s video messaging service is designed for kids aged between three to nine. Call it a business match …

“We worked until we collapsed”

A doctor with the Israeli delegation tells ISRAEL21c what it was like to try to save as many lives as possible in Haiti, after the devastating earthquake.   An unexpected call up: Dr. Ian Miskin, an infectious disease specialist, joined …

It’s time to learn the language of the other

The supervisor of Arabic Studies at Israel’s Ministry of Education fervently believes that learning the language of the other can help to build an ever-lasting peace.   “If you know the language of the other, you have the power to …

Mr. Israel flexes his muscles

US-born bodybuilder Effi Kivelevitz says that his life as an observant Jew prepared him for the rigorous training regimen that helped him win the title.   Working hard, and working out: Israel’s new body building champion Effi Kivelevitz. Israel may …

For one Israeli Arab woman, peace begins within

Palestinian Arab Israeli Hanan Gaffaly experienced a spiritual and professional metamorphosis on the road to becoming a peacemaker.   Wedged in a major cultural rift, Israeli Arab Hanan Gaffaly has set about finding a place for herself through peacemaking. Real …

Animating the Na’vi with an Israeli swagger

A career in music gave way to a career in animation for Israeli Shahar Levavi, who was part of the team that created the groundbreaking movie Avatar.   A scene from the film Avatar. What do you do if you’ve …