Israeli gets lead road in Chicago on Broadway

Israeli singer and actress Shiri Maimon is set to play the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago in September. She will follow Liza Minnelli, Brooke Shields and Melanie Griffith, who have all played Roxie in the long-running Broadway hit.

Super blue-blood moon over Jerusalem

Although I missed it, the “once in a lifetime” event of a super blue blood moon was visible from Israel. A super moon is when the moon is at its closest to the Earth. A blue moon is a second full moon in one month.  And a blood moon is an eclipse of the moon, which turns it reddish.

Liev Schreiber gives master class at TAU

Actor director Liev Schreiber, star of the “Ray Donovan” TV series, came to Israel to attend a friend’s wedding, enjoy some “warmer weather, good humus, and lots of fizzy bobolah!” He also gave a master class in drama at Tel Aviv University. Video is of a previous trip in 2009.

An Israeli boxing prodigy

17-year-old Israeli welterweight boxer David Kaminsky has turned pro, having won 94 out of 102 amateur contests. He has been signed by veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum, founder of Top Rank, who promoted George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Muhammad Ali.

Extreme female cyclist

Israel’s Noga Korem recently joined the famous GT Factory Team - a professional extreme endurance bicycle racing team in the United States. As the only woman on the “Enduro” team, Noga follows the same rigorous training and competition rules as her male counterparts.

Israel’s rowing center is making waves

In memory of potential Israeli Olympic rower Daniel Amichai Marcus, his family built the Daniel Rowing Centre on the banks of the Yarkon River. (They even widened the river.) It is a place that Israelis come to compete, heal from injuries and enjoy the beautiful sport of rowing.

More about Israel’s skeleton Olympian

Sharon has written a feature for Israellycool about AJ Edelman – Israel’s first-ever Winter Olympics competitor in the Skeleton bobsleigh event.

The perfect sport for an Israeli

On 15th Feb, Israel’s A.J. Edelman will begin his participation in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As Israel’s first-ever competitor in the skeleton bobsleigh competition, he joins nine other Israeli qualifiers (a record), which includes seven figure-skaters. Great videos.

Starlings flock to the Holy Land

Every Israeli winter, flocks of Starlings perform amazing displays (known as murmurations)  across the skies of Southern Israel. Here they create beautiful and dramatic shapes in the skies above Sderot.

The other Israeli Olympic athletes

Israeli competitors at the Winter Olympics include figure skater Alexei Bychenko – Israel’s best prospect for a medal. Others include speed skater Vladislav Bykanov, alpine skier Itamar Biran, and pairs skaters Paige Conners and Evgeni Krasnopolski