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Investors find ‘unpolished’ diamond in Akko

By Orit Arfa, JNA MUHAMMAD ABU Marwan takes me through the artsy living room of Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center in the Old City of Akko, Israel, with the noble...

Michal Peleg-Uziyahu: Outgoing shlicha

an early morning at JEWISHcolorado, Michal Peleg-Uziyahu arrives clutching a cup of coffee but never takes a sip. Her rapid-fire words, a delicious blend of decaf and...

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein: Humble and towering teacher

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein was awarded the Israel Prize last year on Israel Independence Day for his towering knowledge of Talmud, his mastery of the Western canon (he...

Reconnecting the 500,000(!) Israelis living in America

IT used to be that the enterprise known as Zionism was pretty much a one-way street — Jews from Europe, Asia, America and elsewhere packing up and heading off to Israel...

Israel tops technological innovation — how do they do it?

MORE than time separates Denver from Jerusalem. Unless your Israeli subject speaks excellent English or the American journalist’s Hebrew is impeccable (lol!), language...

Meet Yoni Alon, Israel shaliach at JCC

WHEN Yoni Alon completed six-and-a-half years of service with the IDF in 2013, he planned to study for his bachelor’s degree. An astute epiphany stopped him in his...

Three filmmakers document the Israeli air force’s early struggles

LOS ANGELES — Some 65 years after a band of foreign volunteers took to the skies to ensure Israel’s birth and survival, filmmakers are racing to bring their exploits...

From Israel to Colorado Springs: Music is a prayerful dance

Ben-Amots was just six when he dared touch the new piano in his Haifa home. It was love at first sound — and they’ve been married ever since. Fifty-two years later,...

Israel’s fruit of the vine: Newfound respect for very old tradition

FOR a long time, Israeli wines — like those of California — suffered from what could be called the Rodney Dangerfield syndrome: They didn’t get any respect. Wine...

Meet Alexander Maller, architect and philosopher

UNTIL his family emigrated to Israel in 1958, 10 years after the Jewish state’s improbable birth, Alexander Maller suffocated under a tyranny of pernicious silence in...