Low-volume girl lives the high-fashion dream

Kibbutz-born fashion designer Lia Kes’s “understated but sophisticated” creations are sold to celebrity clients like Kate Hudson and Chelsea Clinton, and can be found in stores across the US. Clothes to feel comfortable in all day, whatever you do. The …

A photographic assault on the senses

He may have no formal training, but the daring work of Israeli artist Drew Tal, which mixes photography with other mediums, is catching the attention of critics across the US.   His work falls somewhere between a painting and a …

Just don’t call him the Zohan

Despite remarkable similarities to Adam Sandler’s the Zohan, for Piny Benzaken, Israeli sportsman turned hairdresser to the stars, it’s all about the work.   Hair history – Piny Benzaken created the unforgettable look that helped John Travolta make his famous …

A passion for fashion in LA

The accident that crushed Israeli fashion designer Yochi Ben’s hand ultimately gave her the chance to live her dream – designing haute couture in Los Angeles. As fashion designer Yochi Ben unzips bag after bag of delicate, intricate, barely-there couture …

Better luck next time… Bashir misses its Oscar

It’s hard not to get excited with all the hoopla surrounding the Oscars, particularly for Israelis living in Los Angeles, who are a mere heartbeat away from the Hollywood glitz and glamour when it comes to awards season. But on …

Israeli canine cops protect California residents

Santa Clara Deputy Sheriff Michael Saliba with his Israeli canine partner Shemaya – ‘By training in Israel we had tangible experiences that an average officer in America can’t get’When Michael Saliba wants his two dogs to follow his commands, he …

An Israeli flower among the ‘Weeds’

‘I loved bringing a character to life that wasn’t an Israeli cliche’ – Meital Dohan. (Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime)When the hit American cable show Weeds introduced the character of Yael Hoffman – a sexy, provocative Israeli rabbinic school administrator – the …

A long-distance pharmacy

Nathan Jacobson, founder of MagenDavidMeds.com, says that as long as medication prices in the U.S. remain unregulated, customers will seek pharmaceuticals abroad. Israel, he says, can provide them safely and efficiently.As pharmaceutical prices within the United States continue to climb, …