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  • Krazy for Kosher Kurls

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    3 weeks ago

    Davida Lampkin Tydings knows hair. She likes to boast, “Hair has been a passion of mine since I was born. I tell people I cut my own umbilical cord because that’s the art that God gave me.” 

    A licensed hairdresser in New York and Los Angeles who worked in film and television for...

  • Sassy shirts fit Jewish hipsters to a ‘T’

    3 weeks ago

    Shiran Teitelbaum was out running errands recently when a random guy stopped her.

    “He asked, ‘Are you Jewish?’ And he said he is, too,” she recalled.

    Teitelbaum shouldn’t have been surprised, given that, at the time, she was wearing a white sleeveless top with the words “Shvitz...

  • Everyone wants art on their cappuccino

    September 30, 2015 | 10:38 am

    Hearts, leaves and swirls “drawn” by talented baristas on the frothy layer of cappuccinos have long wowed customers. But a machine called the Ripple Maker is changing coffee culture with caffeinated masterpieces printed on top of your next drink.

    The Ripple Maker combines 3-D...

  • A role for Tikkun Olam in business

    September 10, 2015 | 9:30 am

    In this day and age, doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive. Although the concept of tikkun olam is rooted in Jewish texts and traditions, its importance and application transcend the Jewish community and can be applied to achieve change in the world at large.


  • American Football gets an F!

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 29, 2015 | 5:27 am

    Attention all parents! Before signing your kids up for the football team at camp — or during the school year — you must read this.

    And the results are in: Playing football is bad for your health. It's bad even if you haven't suffered multiple concussions — even if you haven't...

  • I am NOT impressed!—a rant against ‘The Man’

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 24, 2015 | 11:04 am

    I'm generally thought of a "nice" person. At least I've been told so often enough. I'm naturally kind, sympathetic, conscientious about things I promise and like to make people laugh (or at least crack a smile). I treat most everyone I meet — be they the Queen of England (well I...

  • Gene Simmons: Rock god turned business tycoon

    By Ryan Torok

    December 3, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Gene Simmons has made a career out of doing a lot with a little. 

    His band, KISS, featured members with little or no formal musical training but went on to become one of the nation’s biggest rock acts. Growing up in Haifa, he sold cactus fruit to workers at a local bus stop to...

  • Israel’s “Fourth Sector”

    By Jeremy Elster

    April 1, 2014 | 6:15 am

    Integration into the Israeli job market is difficult not only for asylum seekers, Arabs and Haredim, but also for those with disabilities, including individuals with mental illness. Typically, the disabled are pushed out of the job market and into 'supported employment' positions...

  • Free HIV treatment for asylum seekers, the art of makeup, Israman and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 26, 2014 | 11:55 am

    A wounded Syrian couple received emergency treatment in Israel

    As the blood continues to pour in the streets of Syria, Israel continues to provide treatment to wounded civilians.  Last week, Israel Defense Forces troops brought a wounded Syrian couple to Poriah Hospital near...

  • BDS, the best of Hanukkah, TripAdvisor awards, Christmas and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 17, 2013 | 7:30 am

    Connected by sea

    Just because there is an official conflict, does not mean the two sides cannot work together. Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority inked an agreement to build a long-anticipated pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, part of an initiative that would...

  • A realtor with Knack

    November 20, 2013 | 4:00 pm

    Sharona Alperin “sold” her first home while still in her late teens. 

    At the time, Alperin was several years away from gaining her Realtor’s license, and both the circumstances and the client were a bit unique. Doug Fieger, the lead singer of the rock group the Knack, was looking...

  • Justin Timberlake, a new Israeli export to Hollywood, World Cup and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 11, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Wix goes public

    Israeli startup Wix, had a 119 million dollar IPO launch this Wednesday. The company, based in Tel-Aviv, helps users build their own customized website and works to make website design easier. It's available in multiple languages in 190 countries and is growing at...

  • Is Israel pulling down the shutters for business?

    October 30, 2013 | 10:50 am

    High-tech entrepreneur Eyal Waldman decided he had had enough of Israeli investors when they told him to choose between his titles of chairman and chief executive at the company he co-founded, Mellanox Technologies.

    So in August, Waldman delisted the chip designer - Tel Aviv...

  • Comverse in Israel has new round of layoffs

    October 23, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Comverse let go of dozens of workers in Israel in a new round of layoffs.

    The layoffs this week were announced a month ago. Hundreds of workers had been let go previously by Comverse, according to Ynet.

    The company, which develops and markets telecommunications software, was...

  • Tel Aviv eyeing way to let businesses open on Sabbath

    September 4, 2013 | 10:16 am

    The Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality is working to change a city by-law that bans businesses from opening on the Jewish Sabbath.

    City officials told the Israeli Supreme Court late Tuesday night that the municipality would not fine businesses that until now have opened consistently on...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 29, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    A Nazi themed café. In 2013

    The Soldaten Kaffee ("The Soldiers' Café"), named after the popular hangout for soldiers in Germany and occupied Paris during World War II, is all Nazi-themed. From waiters wearing shirts with swastikas, to a Hitler wax figure, the small café sparked...

  • Google buys Israel’s Waze to protect mobile maps lead

    June 11, 2013 | 10:11 am

    Google Inc bought Israeli mapping startup Waze on Tuesday for an undisclosed sum, acquiring an online real-time mapping service to safeguard its own lead in one of the most crucial aspects of smartphone usage.

    A source close to the matter told Reuters on Monday that the Internet...

  • His party line

    By Ryan Torok

    November 20, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    In a world of cutthroat businesses, Eric Elkaim still believes the “more you give, the more you receive.”

    As the founder of Los Angeles-based party vendor PartyWorks Interactive, which rents out premium rides, games, entertainment and attractions to companies and individuals...

  • Don’t launch a startup till you play this game

    October 26, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    Starting a company can sometimes be likened to a game of chance. Coming up with the right idea at the right time, when the market is neither saturated nor in financial free-fall, isn’t always under the business owner’s control, no matter how crack the team.

    Ronen Gafni aims to...

  • Don’t launch a startup till you play this game

    October 26, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    Starting a company can sometimes be likened to a game of chance. Coming up with the right idea at the right time, when the market is neither saturated nor in financial free-fall, isn’t always under the business owner’s control, no matter how crack the team.

    Ronen Gafni aims to...

  • Scraping the sky in upscale Tel Aviv

    By Meredith Price

    October 26, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    As Yigal Zemah, CEO of Berggruen Residential, stands on the seventh floor of the new Meier-on-Rothschild skyscraper set in the epicenter of Tel Aviv at 36 Rothschild Blvd., a wide smile crosses his face. The luxurious new building slated for completion in 2014 will be the tallest...

  • A bed of roses

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 26, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    In person, Larry Miller, president of Sit ’n Sleep, is less “Crazy Eddie” (fast-talking,  exuberant salesman) and more “Uncle Larry” (the gregarious, warmhearted, favorite family relative). When I went to visit him in his executive offices in Gardena, next to his...

  • Tackling the Job Search

    October 24, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    After some 40 years in the business world, Gordon Steen never thought his morning would start outdoors with hyenas, elephants and monkeys.

    But that was more than six years ago, before he had closed his 17-year-old shipping-and-packing business. While contemplating his next career...

  • Harvesting solar power in Negev Desert

    September 27, 2012 | 11:19 am

    Yosef Abramowitz is running out of time. 

    With only minutes to go until he has to speak to a group of donors at the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Abramowitz looks like he just finished a workout. He’s wearing sneakers, shorts and a white T-shirt featuring an outline of David...

  • Israeli water power that doesn’t give a dam

    September 27, 2012 | 11:13 am

    You don’t have to build dams to get hydroelectricity from water flowing through municipal pipes, says Dr. Daniel Farb, the Los Angeles immigrant who previously shook up the Israeli clean-tech power scene with his Leviathan Energy company’s award-winning Wind Tulip.


  • ‘Like’ this Israeli site for jobs

    September 27, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Here’s a dirty little secret in the job-recruiting business: All those Web sites that help employers and potential employees match up don’t really work that well. Despite all the bells and whistles, the automatic résumé builders and the ability to search on keywords for specific...

  • Iced Tea, Mastery and the Plight of the Internal Editor

    By Peter Himmelman

    August 29, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    This question comes from Alan Roscoe of Olympia, Washington and it addresses a fundamental challenge of being human.
    “Lately, every time I start something new, whether it’s a business proposal or a birthday card to my wife, I’m assailed from within. It’s like I hear a voice...

  • Rami Levy: Israel’s new grocery store king

    August 16, 2012 | 10:40 am

    The corporate offices of Rami Levy, Israel’s nouveau riche supermarket mogul, sit atop one of his grocery stores in southern Jerusalem. It’s not a busy neighborhood, nor is it easily accessible by public transit. But once the building comes into view, there’s no mistaking that...

  • Cookies for a Koz: How mom’s cookies made a difference

    By Rebecca Steinberger

    August 15, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Audrey Koz was a pharmacist, but her best medicine was the love she baked into her chocolate chip cookies.

    “The cookies pack my mom’s magic in every bite,” said her daughter, Roberta Koz Wilson.

    They were so good, Audrey Koz credited her cookies for launching the musical...

  • Legal & Inspiring Thievery 101

    By Peter Himmelman

    August 8, 2012 | 11:01 am

    I got this question from Loretta Ruiz of Tempe, Arizona and it got me thinking about how far we need to go to stretch our imaginations and fire up our thought processes.

    “Peter, I consider myself a pretty accomplished songwriter except for one big problem. I find it extremely...

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