An Israeli film school with a religious twist

Ma’ale students set up a shot – ‘When Ma’ale was set up, there were no Orthodox cameramen, editors, producers, or directors.’Once upon a time, if you were Israeli and you wanted to learn filmmaking, you had no choice but to …

An oasis of African-American soul in Israel’s desert

Members of the Dimona community – ‘It’s all about lifestyle, it’s all about life choices…’Deep in the heart of Israel’s Negev desert, where you would expect to find mostly camels and sand, a community of expatriate black Americans has made …

It’s all about time for Israeli designer Itay Noy

Itay Noy with one of his creations: I was interested in watches’ psychological aspects and aspects of their movement. (Photo: Nurit Yahalomi)When noted American philanthropist Charles Bronfman purchased a strikingly-designed clock while visiting the annual student end-of-year exhibition at Israel’s …

A small global village converges at the Israel Festival

Members of the Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe – one of the star attractions of this year’s Israel Festival.Chinese acrobats, Uzbek actors, French and African dance troupes, a Dutch puppet master, and a professional bubble maker from Spain are just a few …

Donna Karan sets her designs on Israel

Punchy designs and funky fabrics have catapulted Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design into the high ranks of the internationally acclaimed fashion school elite. So it’s no wonder that international fashion designer Donna Karan snapped up a project from …

Israeli modeling talents make the big time

Israeli model Nivit Bash works with staff from Maxim magazine during a shoot at a Tel Aviv train station. (Photo: Benji Lovitt)They may not be household names yet like Naomi Campbell or Tyra Banks, but a bevy of Israeli models …

Photographer Adi Nes connects ancient and modern Israel

Adi Nes’s portrait of Abraham and Isaac – ‘Many fathers sacrifice their sons for the army – this process is recycled over and over again for the ideals of this country.’Adi Nes stares ahead, his thick eyebrows pensive and drooping, …