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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 7, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Renata Lefel is an upcoming Israeli artist, who entered the world of art in a rather unusual way. 


    Have you ever dreamed of leaving your old life behind and start anew as an artist in Europe? Because that is exactly what Lefel has done. To Israelife she says: “I was living in...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 28, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Gali Atari is one of the most famous Israeli singers, whose songs has been filling radio playlists for decades.


    She was born in 1953 to parents who immigrated to Israel from Yemen, and grew with two sisters who later also became famous (one is an actress and one is a radio...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 21, 2014 | 11:27 am

    Anat Ein Gedi is known amongst her close community as the “Painting Kindergarten Teacher.” She is currently studying for her PhD in Education, focusing on Integrating Arts at kindergartens. She is working as a kindergarten teacher in the past 16 years, combining her work as an...

  • Art from the ashes

    February 20, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    Nearly six years ago, photographer Billy Blake narrowly escaped a fire that destroyed his Malibu home — and with it, his life’s work. 

    “I lost every negative I ever shot, thousands of photos,” said Blake, now 71, sighing as he related what happened that night in July 2008. 

    ...
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  • Relationship skills bloom with help of ‘Flowers’

    By Ryan Torok

    February 20, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Behind my mask, I am happy and loyal,” a teenage girl says, lifting a mask off her face.

    “Because of my mask, I am very shy,” another girl says, removing a face covering.

    “We are beautiful, and so are you,” eight girls say in unison, standing in a row, facing their audience.

    ...
  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 14, 2014 | 11:05 am

    Nima Ktalav is an upcoming Israeli artist, specializing in water coloring, papercutting, sculpturing, sketching, and tapestry. She studied in Mizpe Ramon highschool of the arts and has a Bachelor’s degree in arts from Beit Berl College, The School of Art, Hamidrasha.


    Ktakav got...

  • Winter Olympics, Bar Refaeli’s guilty pleasure, A Guiness record and more - This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 10, 2014 | 8:13 am

    President Peres enters Guiness Book of World Records

    After making history in so many ways, Israeli President Shimon Peres will now take his place in the Guiness Book of World Records as the lecturer with the biggest civics class in history. On Thursday, Peres, via video, gave a...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 31, 2014 | 12:15 pm

    Shiri Maimon is a singer and pop star who was discovered in the first season of the Israeli American Idol.


    Maimon (32) made her debut as a singer at the early age of ten, when she participated in a children’s song festival. She later used her larger-than-life voice to entertain...

  • PUNK JEWS: Los Angeles Premiere 2/8

    By Tera Greene

    January 30, 2014 | 10:57 pm

    GET EXCITED!

    PUNK JEWS is finally premiering in Los Angeles!!!

    Let me just say that I am SO happy to be back in LA right now. The energy of Los Angeles is vibrant with Arts, Music, Film and media that is worth engaging with.  PUNK JEWS (Dir. Jesse Zook Mann) is a film that...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 24, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Can you imagine your life without Facebook? It was only eight years ago when this brilliant website burst into our lives and changed our ways of communication forever. Before there was Facebook, we used instant messaging programs to chat online with one another, and one of the...

  • 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...

  • 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.”

    ...
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