Ready to reap a potential windfall

With a commitment to producing 10 percent of Israel’s electricity via renewable energy by 2020, the government is putting its support behind wind farms. Catching the wind on the Golan – the Golan wind farm is set to increase dramatically …

Fixing our broken classrooms

With a computer on every desk and a holistic approach to learning, performance and motivation are soaring in ‘Time to Know’ classrooms in both Israel and the US. Israeli students working in the classroom with the Time to Know system. …

Making an impact in India

Yarden Tenenbaum and Uri Amit, founders of Leaders for Tikkun Olam, in Tamil Nadu, south India. When 10 Israeli and Diaspora Jews aged 21 to 30 get together on an eco-farm just outside of Tel Aviv this month on their …

An end to luggage hell

A better way to wait for your luggage: Easy-2-Pick’s device beeps as your suitcase emerges onto the carousel at the airport.We’ve all been there: Just off a long, hot flight, you stand exhausted at a luggage carousel, pushing and shoving …

Israel’s odd couple take on Vegas

Storming Vegas: Nochi Dankner and Yitzhak Tshuva.The Jews created Las Vegas; now the Israelis are hoping to improve upon it. While the Mafia lent discreet support to the creation of the State of Israel – at least to hear Frank …

The little Israeli cookie that could

Company patriarch Yosef Abadi and his famous cookies.Can an Israeli bagel-shaped cookie with origins in a Syrian Jewish family’s kitchen shine brightly in the Land of the Rising Sun? If the cookie is from Yoram Abadi’s Jerusalem-based bakery, you can …

An Israeli energy bar just like Grandma used to make

Amzallag’s Moroccan-born grandmother – Grandma Mesadi – used to roll out long rolls of dates mixed with nuts and honey, a delightful treat he treasured as a youngster.Unlike most aspiring Israeli thespians, Yoav Amzallag thanks his lucky stars every day …

Building a Better Fish

Under layers of thick blue plastic and netting, surrounded by rolling hills covered with grapevines and just down the road from the Biblical Tel Lachish, Izchak Staretz is building a better fish.In large, bubbling blue PVC vats, Staretz’s charges go …