Hadassah and Parade magazines feature The Desert and the Cities Sing in their gift guides.

Hadassah promotes our beautiful "sampler of Israeli culture, from fashion to technology to food. Among the goodies are a limited-edition scarf from fashion house Frau Blau, a documentary on Israel’s food scene and stunning landscape prints by photographer Neil Folberg.”

And Parade describes the project as "a beautiful little introduction to one of the most vibrant and frequently misunderstood and maligned countries in the world."

@Hadassah and @Parade magazines feature @desertandcities in their gift guides

Quora asks the question “What should the world know about Israel beyond what we read in the news headlines?” and looks to The Desert and the Cities Sing for the answer—syndicating the exchange to partners HuffPost and Newsweek.

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Q. What should the world know about Israel beyond what we read in the news headlines? 

A. This question really is the main inspiration behind our new publication, The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today’s Israel. Israel is, like the United States, so much more than what we read about in the headlines. It is more than its politics, and to take it further, it is even more than its religion and history. It is a country in forward motion, with extraordinary levels of innovation and creativity helping it to move into the future….

Read more in HuffPost or Newsweek.

@Quora features @Desertandcities in @Newsweek and @HuffPost partnerships

The January 1, 2017 Jerusalem Post describes The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today's Israel as "a unique box set [inviting] readers to explore the vibrancy of contemporary Israel ." 

Hannah Brown interviews co-author Lin Arison in the article: When the desert and the cities sing, explaining that Arison "wanted to create something that would convey the Israel she has come to know and love, a place where “innovation is in the air,” she had to think, well, out of the box."

“I didn’t want to squeeze it all between two covers," explains Arison . " I wanted you to be able to taste it and smell it and see it.” The article goes on to explain that Arison and her collaborators hope "the box and its treasures will give people “a taste for Israel” and will inspire them to come and see the country for themselves." 

The Jerusalem Post on "The Desert and the Cities Sing"

December 15, 2017 - Israel21c: Uncovering Israel (www.Israel21C.org) recommends The Desert and the Cities Sing as the perfect gift for anyone who loves Israel. Their review explains that the publication "interview[s] some of the country’s most colorful characters" and "approach[es] Israel from a different angle, focusing on the country’s creative achievements and innovation in arts, design, science, technology, agriculture, education, wine, cuisine and fashion." The article quotes co-author Lin Arison as saying “Our hope is that ‘The Desert and the Cities Sing’ may serve as both an unexpected entry point and a new kind of roadmap of Israel for our readers.” 

Israel21c entices readers to enjoy the treasures of Israel's deserts and cities

The October 2, 2016 Miami Herald describes The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today's Israel as "a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary Israel." 

Connie Ogle interviews authors Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll in today's article: Read, watch, wear: Your guide to modern Israel in one box. 

“I’m a travel writer, and I want people to love Israel, to feel what the land is," explains Arison (who also collaborated with Stoll on Feast for the Senses: A Musical Odyssey in Umbria). "I’m hoping people will see it as a nation like any other nation and look at it as a place to travel to, to explore and make your own decisions about.”

 

The Miami Herald on "The Desert and the Cities Sing"

In the October 2, 2016 Miami Herald, Connie Ogle interviews authors Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll in today's article: "Read, watch, wear: Your guide to modern Israel in one box." 

Learn more. 

October 18, 2016

Join Books & Books in celebrating the publication of The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today's Israel.

Hear from authors Lin Arison, Diana Stoll, and art director Michelle Dunn Marsh, pick up your own treasure box, and applaud this extraordinary new project.

7:30 PM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 

NEW WORLD CENTER
500 17TH STREET
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139

This event is free, no ticket required

7:00 PM: Doors open
7:30 PM: Event begins
8:00 PM: Q & A
8:30 PM: Book signing in the Atrium

Click here for more information.

Meet the Authors in Miami!

On Tuesday, October 18, at 7:30 pm, join Books & Books in celebrating the publication of The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today's Israel. Meet authors Lin Arison, Diana Stoll, and art director Michelle Dunn Marsh. Pick up your own treasure box, and applaud this extraordinary new project  at Miami's New World Center.  

Learn more.

Sunday November 20, at 10 am, Sarah Arison, granddaughter of Lin Arison, will present The Desert and the Cities Sing at the Miami Book Fair. Sarah, a film producer and president of the Arison Arts Foundation, has traveled and collaborated extensively with Lin Arison. She will discuss The Desert and the Cities Sing and will present a short film on the project.  

Visit the Miami Book Fair for more information.  

Sarah Arison, president of the Arison Arts Foundation, to present "The Desert and the Cities Sing" at the Miami Book Fair

Sunday November 20, at 10 am, Sarah Arison, granddaughter of Lin Arison, will present The Desert and the Cities Sing at the Miami Book Fair. Sarah, a film producer and president of the Arison Arts Foundation, has traveled and collaborated extensively with Lin Arison. She will discuss The Desert and the Cities Sing and will present a short film on the project.  

Visit the Miami Book Fair for more information.  

On Tuesday December 6, at 12 noon, authors Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll, photographer Neil Folberg, and art director Michelle Dunn Marsh will discuss The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today's Israel at New York's 92nd Street Y. 

Visit 92nd Street Y for details. 

Meet the authors at New York's 92nd Street Y

On Tuesday December 6, at 12 noon, authors Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll, photographer Neil Folberg, and art director Michelle Dunn Marsh will discuss The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today's Israel at New York's 92nd Street Y. 

Visit 92nd Street Y for details. 

"It's like a suitcase," Stoll says, and it's filled with "a multitude of things that you can watch, read, smell, play with, wear, gaze at, understand. A full sensory experience. The Desert and the Cities Sing is kind of a voyage in itself."

Read more. 

National YoungArts Foundation interviews Diana C. Stoll about the publication of The Desert and the Cities Sing and her collaboration with Lin Arison.

"It's like a suitcase," Stoll says, and it's filled with "a multitude of things that you can watch, read, smell, play with, wear, gaze at, understand. A full sensory experience. The Desert and the Cities Sing is kind of a voyage in itself."  

Read more.