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Israeli jewelry designers aim to dazzle the US market

Relying on the old adage that there’s strength in numbers, a group of independent Israeli jewelry designers have banded together in an attempt to penetrate the vast American jewelry market.Showcasing prominent designs in sterling silver and gold jewelry, the recently …

Israeli lampshades so tasty you’ll want to eat them

Shuli Levin: There is such a thing as positive consumption.Shuli Levin’s lampshades look so good you could almost eat them. But rather than cultivate the squash-like gourds that grow outside his studio in Bnei Zion, a moshav north of Ra’anana, …

Telling Israel’s stories to kids

Author Sonia Levitin: I think that everybody who goes to Israel, whether they are Jewish or they are not Jewish, feels a connection right away.The event space at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at New York’s famous Lincoln Square plays …

Israeli design isn’t ‘monkey business’

Monkey Business offers “practical yet humorous” ideas like ‘Dolica the sheep to keep’, an aluminum cast ‘Plughole Ashtray’ that replicates a drain stopper, and of course Oprah’s favorite, the Doorganizer. You can’t get a stronger endorsement than Oprah Winfrey’s – …

Israeli youth make a ‘Personal Commitment’ to society

‘The Personal Commitment program is about getting the students to relate to the social needs of their community and to promote their social involvement.’The first time Israeli teenager Rotem Dolev, 16, arrived at the social club for blind adults near …