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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 …

Strides and setbacks for Israel’s women

Award-winning professor Marilyn Safir, is a path breaker who has researched and led the struggle for women’s equality in Israel for nearly four decades. Dr. Marilyn Safir accepting the 2010 Alumna of the Year Award from Brooklyn College in October. …

A lifelong passion for winged machines

A gallery of civilian aircraft and flight artifacts from as far back as the Golden Age of aviation joins the rich variety of tourist attractions on offer in Israel. Photo by Abigail Leichman. An intern restores the original logo on …

From high hoops to home truths

Perhaps Israel’s most-famous sportsman, Tal Brody is now a Goodwill Ambassador: “With my 45 years in Israel, I can help other people see many beautiful things.” Tal Brody hosting a basketball clinic in New England. When the Foreign Ministry appointed …

A much nicer place than people imagine

Searching for Israel’s soul, Emmy-award winning NBC bureau chief Martin Fletcher chose to walk the country to cover daily living, rather than daily confrontations. On a two-week hike along Israel’s coast, NBC’s Martin Fletcher discovered that Israelis are focused on …

Israeli ambassador on the ivories

While he no longer resides in the country full-time, world-class concert pianist Victor Goldberg says that wherever he roams, he sees himself as an ambassador of Israel. Concert pianist Victor Goldberg spends considerable time on the road, performing in cities …

Trading the catwalk for the farm

Avishai Trabelsi abandoned the catwalk for a career marketing his father’s designer fruits and vegetables. Brought up on a farm, Avishai Trabelsi turned to modeling as a job, rather than a career. Twenty-seven-year-old Israeli model Avishai Trabelsi has abandoned the …