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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 6, 2014 | 12:37 pm

    Rita Yahan-Farouz, formally known as Rita, is an Iranian-born singer and one of Israel’s biggest divas. She was born in 1962 in Tehran, Iran. Her family immigrated to Israel in 1970 and lived in a suburb outside of Tel Aviv.

     

    She began singing professionally during her...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 30, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    This week, I would like to tell you about a very special Israeli institute, which is all about kindness and good.  Beit Issie Shapiro (Issie Shapiro House) is an Israeli non-profit organization, known worldwide for its therapy innovations to make life easier and more inclusive for...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 16, 2014 | 4:08 pm

    This week, I would like to introduce you to a beautiful organization named Save a Child’s Heart (SACH.) It is an Israel-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 11, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    This week, I would like to introduce you to a beautiful initiative called Budo for Peace (BFP.) It is a registered Israeli educational NPO which uses traditional martial arts to connect and bring together children and youth from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

    ...

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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 4, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    Geva Alon is an Israeli folk/rock musician who writes and sings in English. He was born in 33 years ago in Kibbutz Ma'abarot, and started playing guitar at the age of 12. In the year 2000, he became the founding member of the rock trio The Flying Baby, which released two albums:...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 28, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    You probably don’t need an introduction to Hora - the traditional Israeli dance, but you probably didn’t know that it is not originating in Israel at all. This fun circle dance is originating in the Balkans, and its name (spelled differently in different countries) is cognate to...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 21, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    If you’re into hard-core rock music, you should listen to the upcoming Israeli band, Ghost Flower

     

    The band is named after an actual flower, the Indian Pipe, which goes by the nickname “Ghost Flower” because of its chilling ghostly appearance. The band members are Ben...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 3, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    Yes, my friends. Flash Drive, that tiny little device we cannot live without, is an Israeli creation. The portable storage device was invented and patented in 1999 by the Israeli companies, M- Systems and IBM. It was described as an upgraded version of disc and diskette technology,...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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....

  • 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...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 9, 2013 | 12:46 pm

    Miri Mesika is one of Israel's biggest, greatest voices, if not THE biggest. When she opens her mouth, you forget where you are or who you are, as she carries you away with her deep, touching voice.


    She was discovered in 2005, when she was a young "Rimon" school of music...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 2, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Halahaka ("The Troupe") is a 1978 musical film by Avi Nesher, starring Gidi Gov, Liron Nirgad, Sassi Keshet, Gali Atari, Dafna Armoni and more. This must see Israeli film tells the story of an IDF singing group in the late 60's. It was the time when soldiers/singers were the...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 28, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Hadag Nahash is one of the biggest bands in Israel today. They started in Jerusalem, in 1996, and with their fresh combination of Hip Hop, rock, reggae and funk, made their way into Tel-Aviv's mainstream. Nowadays, their Middle-Eastern groove is taking over the charts and 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...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 7, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Krav Maga (contact combat) is a is a non-competitive practical and tactical self-defense system that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic combat training. It was...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 24, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Sarit Hadad is one of Israel's most successful singers, known by her out of this world voice. Recognized as a child prodigy, Hadad began performing at the age of eight, while playing the piano at a local club. At the age of 15, she joined the a local Youth Band, and was officially...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 17, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    Rotem Shefy is a 28 year old Israeli singer, and the voice of the most unique cover of Radiohead's Karma Police.

    Shefy's oriental version of Karma Police was uploaded to YouTube on April 23rd and in less than two weeks reached over 210,000 views, becoming a must hear song. In an...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    MUTRAH is a young jewelry label, which blends contemporary jewelry design with a distinctive touch of bohemian chic. Inspired by the tribal African culture and ancient Egyptian jewelry. MUTRAH jewelry is all hand-made, created from industrial mechanical brass, colorful neon dyed...

  • Supporting Israeli Art

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 3, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Today, I would like to present to you the respected group of Israeli artists I was recently introduced to, whose works are published and sold via one website, named "Israeli Art." In this one website, you can find a variety of Israeli and Jewish creations, made by tenths of Israeli...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 26, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    Subliminal (stage name of Kobi Shimoni) is an Israeli rapper and music producer. While there are many Israeli rappers and hip-hop artists, Subliminal is often referred to as the National Rapper, due to his strong Zionist agenda.

    Subliminal was born in Tel Aviv, Israel to a...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 12, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    Describing Svika Pick from miles away is almost impossible. Pick is simply a phenomenon you have to see to believe. His hair, his clothing, his attitude, his connection with the fans and his everlasting 70's facade- all make him a one of a kind Israeli persona. However, in his 40...

  • Being Okay With Being

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 12, 2013 | 10:49 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit on the beach at Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida, I am struck by the beauty of Creation. My mind wanders, as it usually does, and I am caught up in the Awe, Wonder and beauty of life and living. Rabbi Heschel's admonishment to not take anything for...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 5, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    Six neighbors (Five women and one man,) gather every year to watch the a worldwide, TV broadcast song contest, Universong. In their latest gathering, they discover that Anat, a member of the gang, was just left by her husband. In a moment of friendship, they spontaneously compose a...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 15, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    Charlie VaHetzi (Charlie and a Half) is a 1974 Israeli comedy and cult movie. The movie was directed by Boaz Davidson and stars Israeli comedians Yehuda Barkan and Ze'ev Revach. If you like Israeli culture, this iconic film is it. It belongs to the long list of "Israeli classics"...

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