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Empress of Israeli dance sets sights on New York

Friedland: I take the layers from the library in my mind and when I start to work physically, they come out in stories. I’m communicating through dance.It’s the fantasy phone call or e-mail that usually doesn’t come – the Hollywood …

Israeli conductor lifts the baton

Gil Shohat: When I conduct, I hear the sound in my head a second before I get it.He’s likeable, sophisticated, media-savvy, workaholic, something of a celebrity in his native Israel, dedicated, unpretentious, successful, single and very, very, very talented.He’s Gil …

All-star Israeli ambassadors trot the globe

Although they read and write from right to left, Israeli women still run down the basketball court and shoot hoops in the same direction – and as well as their American counterparts – an attribute that women’s college basketball coaches …

From babies and Legos comes high tech innovation

Sarah Lipman: I’m somebody who builds a picture in my mind, and if it works well enough in my mind, then I’m pretty sure it’ll work in real life. (Photo: Isaac Harari)It’s doubtful that Las Vegas bettors would have put …

Israel’s Nobel winner talks of a cure for war

Bringing peace to the world is usually the preserve of political or religious ideologues – certainly well outside the domain of mathematicians. But this is the theme of the lecture that Prof. Robert J. Aumann of the Hebrew University of …

The sweet smell of Mel’s success

Prof. Mel Rosenberg indulges in his passion for music – ‘[Israel is] a whole country full of off the wall people.’Dr. Mel Rosenberg has a fabulous sense of humor – an absolute requirement, he will explain, for someone who specializes …

Stepping out with Ivri Lider

Ivry Lider: I want people to listen to my words and therefore I must give them honesty.Israeli singer-songwriter Ivri Lider was already a huge star in his native country when he came out of the closet three years ago. The …

Israeli designer Yigal Azrouel follows his passion

Yigal Azroul – I believe that everybody in this world has a purpose or function and I guess this was my function.September’s New York Fashion Week has dissolved and the focus is now on Spring 2006 collections. Journalists, models and …