January 18, 2019

Humans of Israel

Amnon Damti was 10 years old when he saw a performance by Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet on television and knew he had found his calling. 
Ahava Emunah Lange was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer in 2012. In the years since, she has tried a vast array of treatments
Bat-el Borenstein was 4 when older girls in her neighborhood started to make fun of her. They pointed at her and called her a midget.
Yet, when it came to hasbara — a Hebrew term for pro-Israeli advocacy — diplomacy was no match for Israel’s thriving high-tech ecosystem.
%%excerpt%% Don’t let Sruli and Mendy Portnoy, the eponymous duo behind Jerusalem-based band PORTNOY, fool you with their boy-band good looks and feel-good melodies.
Nimrod Back is the miracle-maker behind Limbo, a solid-metal spinning top with a gyroscope hidden inside that allows it to spin in perpetuity
Israel had many mom-and-pop businesses boasting incredible products but didn’t have access to global markets. And so Matana was born.
Yehuda Goldberg felt he missed out by not spending a year in Israel after high school. On the other hand, there wasn’t a program for him.
Gal Niv can solve any problem. She’s just the type of person you know can handle it — whatever “it” is. A missing cable connector a half-hour
Lately, Shikma Landau-Keysar can’t even grab a few things at the grocery store without it taking her an hour.
Adina Elbaz had just celebrated her 16th birthday when she was hit by a minibus on her way to school. Doctors weren’t sure she would survive. 
While tahini is ubiquitous in Middle East cuisine, it’s never the main component. “Tahini deserves a front-row seat,” Berrebi said.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child, Rifka Lebowitz said, “I always knew I wanted to help people with their money."
In the summer of 2014, Steve Wozniak ­­— the man who helped develop the personal computer — visited Israel for 24 hours.
Most Israelis spend their post-military stint backpacking, partying, traveling, meeting new people and basically living life with
A man with a dark complexion, sporting what is known locally as a “Herzl” beard — named in honor of the Zionist
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