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Ayala Or-El

The happiness of paying it forward

Michal Sayas remembers all too well those days when she couldn’t afford a peach at the supermarket. Today, she could buy the entire store — and all the peaches her heart desires.

Car accident puts inventor on his life’s path

Josh (Yehoshua) Shachar’s resume is impressive: more than 160 patents on innovations he has helped develop, founder of more than 10 high-tech companies and author of countless research papers.

Loss turns to gain with young at heart

After her mother passed away a little over a year ago, Ofra Bennun watched her father slowly begin to decline. After 62 years of a loving marriage, it was hard for Israel Knan, 83, to be alone.

Live, love, laugh through actress’ ups and downs

Caroline Langford had been through plenty of ups and downs over the years. The ups: her movie career and marriage to one of Israel’s most desired man at the time, writer/director/actor Assi Dayan (son of former Israeli defense and foreign minister Moshe Dayan).

The pawn king

A day in the life of pawnshop owner Yossi Dina looks something like this: A customer strolls in looking for a collar for his beloved dog, who is celebrating his fourth birthday. He finds a Gucci diamond-studded choker, pays $45,000 for it and leaves the store delighted at the great bargain he scored.

For Israeli ex-pats, the homeland is calling

Merav and Roy Lobel are going back to Israel. Since the birth of their baby boy, now eight months old, they have longed to be with their families. Each time they\’ve hung up the phone after a call to Israel, they\’ve felt as if part of their heart was still there.

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