Meet the most influential figures in the Jewish world
From venture capitalist to ‘Star Man’
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February 6, 2014 15:33
For most American immigrants to Israel, Mitzpe Ramon may as well be Mars.
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Moving to Israel allowed Machefsky to follow his passion for astronomy, leading starlit tours in the Negev. . (photo credit:Courtesy)

For most American immigrants to Israel, Mitzpe Ramon may as well be Mars. But for Ira Machefsky, this dusty little Negev town is not only his new home but also the base for his second career, leading starlit tours of the nighttime sky.

“I’ve been an amateur astronomer and lover of the skies since I was a teenager,” says the founder of Astronomy Israel.

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