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A hero to a tee

Zohar Sharon: “I have a sniper’s sense of direction. With golf, it’s a matter of training and iron will. I live on this golf course. It’s my life.”Just over two and a half years ago, Zohar Sharon barely knew the …

Soul on ice

Regarding her three hour daily workouts, Tamar Katz says, “It’s hard work, but when I’m on the ice, time flies.” (Photo: George Javor)Tamar Katz is already media savvy, offering a short biography at the beginning of an interview. “I’m 14 …

Not just a candle in the wind

14-year-old Israeli singer Liel Kolet shares a stage with former U.S. president Bill Clinton while singing a rendition of “Imagine” at the 80th birthday party of Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv last week.Fourteen-year old Liel Kolet could easily be mistaken …

When night is day

Dr. David Jacobs works at his office in Efrat: After a good night’s sleep, I am wide awake when I read scans, x-rays, and MRIs that were done during the night in the United States. At the crack of dawn …

‘His example will serve as an inspiration’

The heartrending story of Dr. David Applebaum, and his daughter Nava, who lost their lives sharing a moment together in Café Hillel in Jerusalem on the eve of her wedding, is a story that will not soon be forgotten. But …

Champions of academic freedom

Dr. Andrew Marks: I felt the best way to combat the boycott of Israeli academics was to do something positive.Dr. Andrew R. Marks of New York is a very busy man. He is Chair of the Department of Physiology and …

Zionism through bobsledding

At the Alberta Cup Championship in February, the Israelis took on Armenians, Brazilians and a Canadian team that competed in the 2002 Olympics. Zeff and Frank finished second in one heat, and won the other.As Aaron Zeff bumped and skidded …

Israeli Teenager Wins Gold at Special Olympics

Shachar Gdalizon took home two swimming medals at the Special Olympics in Dublin, IrelandAs Shachar Gdalizon stood on the winner’s podium in Dublin, Ireland last month with a gold medal hanging proudly on her neck, her parents Ruti and Eitan …

A woman with backbone

Professor Michal Schwartz: Scientists are now repeating my findings in different ways and using different paradigms, so we are getting approval that we were right, which is very pleasing.When actor Christopher Reeve visited Israel last week, there was one person …