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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 17, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    As you probably know, Homeland, the award winning television phenomenon, is based on an Israeli TV series named Hatufim (Prisoners of War.)
    The show, created by Gideon Raff, had two seasons and considered very successful and unique in the Israeli television scenery.In July 2010,...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 20, 2013 | 11:38 am

    Boaz Sharabi is an Israeli singer and songwriter, and one of the biggest musicians Israel has seen in decades. His career has spanned more than 40 years, in which his deep voice and touching music, became the soundtrack of our lives. His songs combine acoustic rock, soul music,...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 13, 2013 | 11:36 am

    In the 90's, every teenaged girl's life revolved around Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and their world of Boy Bands. Every country in the world wanted a bite of the Boy Band success cake, and Israel was no different. In 1996, Hi Five was formed, filling playlists with light pop songs...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 6, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    In Israel, there’s no Broadway, and the staged Musicals are considered a small, uncommon genre. That is, until Hanukkah. Once a year, for about a month around the time of Hanukkah, the Israeli public rushes to the theaters for the most musical time of the year. Every year, the...

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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 29, 2013 | 11:58 am

    Arik Einstein, one of the greatest musicians of Israel’s history, died Tuesday night at the age of 74 at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, hours after he suffered a fatal hemorrhage. That night, all of Israel mourned. 

    He was born in Tel Aviv in 1939 and served in the Nahal troops'...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 22, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    Naomi Young is a poet and an artist, currently living in Los Angeles, but was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. Drawn from an early age to the art and surrounded by the beauty of the city, Young was captivated and often wanted to capture her feelings through her art and poetry....

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 15, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Ivri Lider is an Israeli singer and songwriter, a pop star and a gay icon. In his solo career and as part of the duo TYP (The Young Professionals,) he has become one of the biggest selling contemporary artists in Israeli music. Since he shook up the Israeli music scene in the late...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 8, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Liat Summerfield, 31, is an Israeli artist with a unique vision.  Summerfield owns a line of paper products and jewelry called "Clowns & Crowns," inspired by a circus theme. "While studying art, I started building models of small circus tents and houses, and draw characters of...

  • Nazi-looted trove contains lost works by Matisse, Dix

    November 5, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    Previously unknown paintings by Henri Matisse and Otto Dix are among a vast trove of Nazi-looted art found in a Munich apartment that includes works by some of Europe's most celebrated artists, German experts said on Tuesday.

    Customs investigators seized the 1,400 art works,...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 1, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    Footnote is a 2011 Israeli drama film written and directed by Joseph Cedar, starring Shlomo Bar'aba and Lior Ashkenazi. It tells the story of father and son, both Professors studying and teaching Talmud and Judaism, and their complicated relationship. The son is extremely popular...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 25, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli musician David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world.

     

    His charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences a fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised:...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 21, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Amazon IL

    After years of waiting weeks for orders to come from the other side of the globe, Amazon.com will open an office in Tel-Aviv, as announced by the company’s chief technology officer this past week. The office, expected to open at the start of 2014, will support the...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend- an exclusive interview with Tomer Adaddi

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 18, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    Tomer Adaddi is an Israeli award-winning composer, pianist and musical producer, who has worked and collaborated with international musicians such as Andrea Bocelli, Mercedes Sossa, Il Volo, the Tenors, Michael Buble' and others.


    He was born in 1983 in Raanana, Israel, and...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 27, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Sari Doveh is a photographer and a painter, living in Haifa. She began her art and literature studies at the University of Haifa were she was a photojournalist. She completed her MA in Arts in the Wayne State Uni. In Detroit. After graduation, she moved to Toronto, Canada, where...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 20, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    Koby Aflalo's music must be listened to with eyes closed. Only then, you can feel his beautiful voice surrounding you, touching your heart and clenching your stomach. The perfect combination of beautiful voice, deep words and touching lyrics, makes him one of the most successful...

  • Artist displays what’s missing in a ‘Box’

    By Elyse Samuels

    September 18, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    It’s hard to believe that Dwora Fried — a native Austrian with unruly, fiery red hair, a lesbian, world traveler, mother of four and daughter of a Holocaust survivor — is able to create artwork just as complicated, dynamic and vivacious as herself, all within a wooden box that’s...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 16, 2013 | 3:43 am

    10 things you must know before visiting Israel?

    CNN published an article on their website of 10 things a tourist must know before visiting Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. They wrote about the special scenery, the uniqueness of Tel-Aviv and the magic of Jerusalem. While trying to...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 13, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Hanna Watts's mother was a holocaust survivor who managed to survive the horrors thanks to her artistic talent. Watts herself, who was born on 1962, paints and draws ever since she can remember. "I was an autodidact when it came to painting and drawing," she tells Israelife....

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 9, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Birthright for Christmas

    Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau came up with a new initiative to increase the number of tourists arriving in Israel: bringing young Evangelical Christians to Israel for a trip of a lifetime. In a press conference held in Tel Aviv ahead of Rosh...

  • Art without hate

    September 6, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Artistic inspiration doesn’t traditionally come from a place of absence. Still, the nearly 50 artists donating works as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) centenary anniversary campaign are having no difficulty creating out of a concept centered around the word “without.”

    ...
  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 30, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    Elad David was born in Jerusalem and has been living and working in Tel Aviv since 2003.  David graduated from the Minshar School of Arts, and holds a B.A. in Arts and Social Sciences. As a professional photographer, David specializes in portraiture, street art, fashion, and PR...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 19, 2013 | 2:27 am

    An Israeli photographer's new take on Disney fairytales

    An Israeli born photographer is making waves with the project "fallen princesses." Dina Goldstein created a photo project that shows  alternative, more modern endings to the well-known Disney fairy tales. What kind of...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 16, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    A few days ago, I came across a YouTube page, called One Wish Jerusalem. It is a beautiful project, which started as a short film for Israel's 65th independence day, where people were asked to make a wish: "In commemoration of Israel's 65th Anniversary of Independence we invite you...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 12, 2013 | 12:41 pm

    Contemporary Jewish art in Jerusalem

    The first ever Jerusalem Biennial for Contemporary Jewish Art will open on September 16th, just before Sukkot. This special event, meant to last many years, will provide a stage for the creative forces that are active today and relate, in one...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 19, 2013 | 5:22 am

    Ha'Dorbanim is an Israeli band, formed in 1999, and changed the face of Israeli music. The band created a fun Israeli disco-funk-rock style, and was known as the band who "brought disco back." The band broke up in 2009, right after the release of their third studio album.

    In...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 12, 2013 | 5:55 am

    The Matchmaker (in Hebrew: "Pa'am Haiti"/ "Once I was,") is a 2010 Israeli film,  directed and produced by Avi Nesher and starring Tuval Shafir, Maya Dagan, Adir Miller and many other well- known Israeli actors. It premiered as an official selection at the 2010 Toronto...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 5, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Eyal Golan is a very successful Israeli singer, and one of the biggest stars in our musical sky. Golan (42) sings Mizrahi (oriental) music, and is often referred to as "the king of Mizrahi music." He started singing at the age of 20, and was officially discovered to the Israeli...

  • Kudos to Iranian Jewish artists making waves in L.A. & NY

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 30, 2013 | 11:22 am

    My piece this week in the Times of Israel places the spotlight on the "Shulamit Gallery" in the L.A. artists neighboorhood of Venice which is showcasing the art works of more than a dozen promising and successful Iranian Jewish artists. These artists are no doubt pioneers in the...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 21, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    The Wonders, or Plaot in Hebrew,  is Avi Nesher's latest feature, and the biggest Israeli hit of the season. It is starring Ori Hizkiah, Adir Miller, Yehuda Levi, Yuval Scharf and more. The film, which incredibly enough, is based on a true story, tracks the complex relationship...

  • Drawing new interest to the Talmud

    June 4, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    This story originally appeared on JNS.org.

    Last August, in conjunction with the beginning of a new seven-and-a-half year cycle of “daf yomi”—the daily study of a double page of the Babylonian Talmud that is observed by tens of thousands of Jews worldwide—Nicholls inaugurated an...

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