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Episode 20: Oz Pearlman, mentalist and 'America's Got Talent' finalist

Oz Pearlman is an Israel-born mentalist and magician. While he had some measure of success in the early part of his career, he became instantly famous during the 2015 season of "America's Got Talent" on NBC. Week in and week out, he impressed the judges – Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel. His routines, where he read their minds and baffled the audience, left everybody gobsmacked. Out of the more than 10,000 acts that applied to be on the show that year, Oz Pearlman would...


Rebroadcast: Episode 2: Michael Pasikov, classical pianist and cancer survivor

Michael Pasikov spent his childhood in Chicago and began playing the piano when he was just 5 years old. He started with Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16, learning it by ear and eventually mastering it like someone way beyond his years. Juilliard came calling, but he instead chose a career in math and computer science. He got married and became busy raising a family. He moved to Israel in 1999. Fifteen years went by and he barely played the piano. Then he got cancer, and while lying in his bed...


Episode 19: Oded Brenner, chocolate mogul

Oded Brenner is a modern-day Willy Wonka. In 1996, he launched a small chocolate shop called Max Brenner in Israel. That one location was such a success, he eventually expanded the concept to dozens of chocolate restaurants all across the globe – including in Israel, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Russia and in the United States. Max Brenner shops are inspired by “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" – even down to the chocolate pipes circumnavigating their way through the restaurant. It takes...


Episode 18: Dean Kremer, first Israeli to be drafted into Major League Baseball

Dean Kremer is not just any pitcher. In June 2015, at 19 years old, he became the first Israeli to ever be drafted by a Major League Baseball team. This past summer, he made news again when he was part of a blockbuster trade. The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up superstar shortstop Manny Machado and, in exchange, sent five up-and-coming prospects to the Baltimore Orioles. One of those players was pitcher Dean Kremer. In addition to his major league play Kremer, who holds dual citizenship with...


Episode 17: Daniella Rudoff, professional matchmaker and relationship coach

Daniella Rudoff is a professional matchmaker and relationship coach based in Israel. In a world full of online dating apps, she offers a boutique service. She's worked with hundreds of singles with a singular goal in mind: helping them find that one needle in a haystack. When you think of matchmaking, you're likely taken back to an old world society – centuries before the invention of dating apps. But we've entered a new era of matchmaking. In a time when so many people are meeting through...


Episode 16: Gil Hovav, TV host and food journalist

If you've been to Israel in the past few years, you already know Gil Hovav. That's his voice over the loudspeaker, welcoming you to Ben Gurion International Airport, and wishing you a pleasant stay. It's no surprise, considering Gil's great-grandfather is credited with reviving the modern Hebrew language, writing one of the first-ever Hebrew dictionaries. Gil Hovav is a leading culinary journalist in Israel, a restaurant critic and the author of several best-selling books. His latest book,...


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