Israeli debater makes her case

University of Haifa student Anat Gelber: We’re teaching people to listen to one another, to argue, and not just shout at one another.As a child, Anat Gelber wasn’t a big talker. “I had stage fright,” Gelber, 25, recalls. “I didn’t …

An Israeli soldier’s ‘magical’ recovery

IDF Magician Liran Zeligman: I manage to tap into the little kid inside each soldier.There’s nothing magical about army service spent hunkering down on the Lebanese border, checking cars and individuals at a roadblock in the territories, or even spending …

Israeli ball players say ‘batter up’

When young Israeli kids in the network of both baseball and softball leagues spreading across the country get together, “pasul” sometimes replaces out, and a hit is a “havata.”Some will claim that baseball has ancient roots: they are certain that …

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 easy rider – to the commuters’ rescue

Elisha Wetherhorn proudly displays his urban tricycle. ‘I decided that three wheels would make it easier to fold, and would give me potential for a bigger market.’Being close to campus is important – which is why college students search frantically …

An Israeli bounces into the spotlight

Eyal Horn – I always see to it that they announce that I’m from Israel.Eyal Horn’s parents never thought much of their son’s special talent. After all, they reasoned, what possible good could come from being able to bounce a …