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Casting a spell on cable

Casting a spell on cable

A dynamic Israeli start-up is readying to become a major player in the competitive gaming industry. After four years of intensive research and development on Kibbutz Mishmarot, Playcast Media says it has figured out a way to revolutionize how people …

Thinking inside the box

Krooom of Israel is producing eco-friendly, DIY cardboard furniture that is durable, stable, affordable, moisture-resistant, and good looking too. The Hebrew word “krooom” may be the equivalent of “vrooom,” the sound an engine makes when it’s revving up. Since 2006, …

The little train that could unite nations

After lying in ruins for over 60 years, development is now underway to turn Israel’s first train station into a unique cultural and historical landmark. Back in 1892 a little steam train that chugged between the Israeli cities of Jaffa …

Fashionistas go online

What Facebook and LinkedIn have accomplished for personal and business relationships, Israel’s Sense of Fashion network hopes to achieve for lovers of couture. If you’re still looking only to New York, London or Paris for fashion ideas, you’re behind the …

Celebrating Israel’s musical roots

Celebrating Israel’s musical roots

Twelve of Israel’s top ethnic musicians are working together to bring the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic roots of Israeli music back to life in the Debka Fantasia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHjVYodZE7Q As a child living in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee, Israeli musician Yisrael …

Helping Christian pilgrims find room at the inn

Travelujah’s new one-stop site for Christian tourists’ travel needs tries to minimize surprises and maximize comfort. Everyone knows that Jerusalem and nearby Bethlehem are must-sees for any Christian pilgrim to the Holy Land. But where should you unpack your suitcase …

Let them eat cupcakes

In the last six months, three new businesses have opened in Israel selling cupcakes. America’s sweet celebratory treat is proving a big hit in the Holy Land. Several new immigrants to Israel have found that the taste of their childhood …

Finding fame in unlikely places [Video]

Finding fame in unlikely places [Video]

For Israeli musician, Oren Lavie, persistence is paying off. After failing to achieve the fame he was looking for in Europe, he found unexpected interest in the United States. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrIJaW3Yvsw Today he lives in Los Angeles, and his music was …

Meet the BBC’s strictest mom – an Israeli

Orthodox Israeli Jews Tzippi Shaked and her husband David took in two rebellious British teens as part of a BBC reality show, The World’s Strictest Parents. Don’t mess around with Tzippi Shaked. She may not be strict, but she sure …