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Atamna-Ismaeel reacting to her win. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Study of a rare disease sheds light on cancer

‘Truly exceptional’ Israeli scientist reveals critical genetic information about ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) disease and brings home a top American research award. Dr. Yosef Shiloh is the first Israeli scientist ever to win the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research G.H.A. Clowes …

Bedouin scholar blazes new trails

The first female Bedouin in Israel to earn a doctorate, Abu-Rabia-Queder is now exploring Bedouin culture and Arab feminism. Photo courtesy of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. “I grew up like an insider/outsider in three different cultures,” Sarab Abu-Rabia, …

The steady hand behind the TASE

She’s been a guiding force at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange for 25 years, but Ester Levanon shows no sign of stopping as the Israeli exchange goes from strength to strength. Photo courtesy of TASE Ester Levanon, CEO of the …

Putting the ‘pop’ back into soda pop

An Israeli entrepreneur has infused fizz back into carbonated drink company SodaStream, and today its machines adorn kitchen counters in 41 countries. SodaStream products on sale in an Elgiganten store in Sweden. At the dawn of the 20th century, the …

Baby boomer

Israeli fertility trailblazer Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld looks back on 50 years of achievement ahead of an international conference on gonadotropins. Born in Vienna, Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld escaped the Nazis as a child and immigrated to Israel in 1940. Approximately one …

Mountain bike rehab

A computer science professor’s Rides of Hope program opens new vistas for Israel’s juvenile offenders, giving them a taste of success. Photo by Raphael Rabinovitz. Strengthening their minds and their bodies – children from Ride with Hope. Every Tuesday, rain …

A refuge for unwanted animals

When empty nest syndrome set in, the Kabalos filled theirs with a menagerie of animals in need of care. Babi Kabalo with two young kids. When a little lamb fell out of a truck bound for the slaughterhouse and broke …

Rapper Shyne comes home

Months out of jail, an established Jewish New York hip-hop artist credits God for his new record contract and plans a permanent move to Israel. http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/503326/shyne-debuts-messiah.jhtml Nearly 10 years in prison didn’t dull the prospects of urban hip-hop star Shyne. …

Getting paid to think about the sky

Getting paid to think about the sky

As a child, Prof. Abraham Loeb loaded up the tractor with books and went out into the fields to read. Today the Israeli-born astrophysicist graces the cover of TIME. Israeli-born astrophysicist Prof. Abraham Loeb is a foremost authority on how …