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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

    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 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

    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...

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  • 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

    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...

  • 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 31, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    Bar Refaeli (26) is an international model, often referred to as the most beautiful Israeli creations nowadays. Refaeli's modeling career started at the age of 8 months, when baby Bar starred in a commercial. At the age of 15, she appeared in campaigns for the Israeli fashion...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 29, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    Tomer Peretz is a 30 year old Israeli artist who lives in L.A for the past eight years. His main occupation is painting, but he also designs spaces and furniture. His latest exhibition, "UNBREAKABLE," expresses the way Peretz sees the Israeli- Arab conflict as a former IDF combat...

  • 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"...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 8, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Rona Kenan was born on 26 July 1979 to the late author and journalist Amos Kenan and scholar Nurith Gertz. At the age of 18 she was spotted as a "discovery" in the Israeli music industry and ever since, her influence on our music scenery just kept growing and growing.

    In 2004 she...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 22, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Did you know Israelis also invented some really cool games? There are countless Israel-invented games, but only three of them are cool enough to me mentioned and recommended. Enjoy!

    Taki

    This is my favorite Israeli game, and favorite card game in general. It is a very common...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 15, 2013 | 11:41 am

    This weekend, I invite you to enjoy Israel's finest creations: funny arrangements for popular songs. No extra words necessary :)

    Jewish Style (Gangnam Style parody)

     

    I'm Jewish and I Know It (I'm Sexy and I Know It parody)

     

    Light Up the Night (Light Up the Night arrangement)

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 8, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Guy Rotem is a 23 years old musician, on the verge of his big breakthrough. He writes his own songs, and accompanies his voice with percussion. I came across his music while wandering around the virtual halls of YouTube, and found it absolutely beautiful and soulful.


    In a short...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 25, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Harel Skaat, an Israeli singer and songwriter, is your Israeli creation for the weekend. Skaat's voice was first heard in Kochav Nolad (a Star is Born), which is the Israeli American Idol. It was in 2004, and when he opened his mouth for the first time, in front of millions of...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 4, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    This weekend, you are all invited to go to your nearest grocery store or Supermarket (before Shabbat enters, of course,) and purchase a delicious Israeli creation (in case they sell it.) Yes,  turns out there are foods invented by Israelis:

    Bamba - peanut butter-flavored snack...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 28, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    To describe Yoni Rechter in one paragraph would be impossible. Rechter is a brilliant musician and composer. His musical style, combining Jazz, Blues and classical Rock, created many songs so beautiful, they make the listener speechless. When I listen to Rechter's melodies, which...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 21, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    This weekend, I invite you to enjoy the music of Uzi Hitman: singer, sonwriter and an Israeli television personality. Hitman's music is a milestone in Israeli culture. With his music, Hitman raised a generation of children, including myself, and touched the hearts of many adults....

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