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The Rise and Fall of the Sea of Galilee

in Tourism & Nature

The Sea of Galilee, or the Kineret, has risen four feet since the winter season began in late October. The increase is a typical result of Israel’s annual rainy season, according to the Water Authority, and is still at the lowest level it’s been in the last 17 years, categorizing it as a hydrological drought.…

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Celebrating the New Year of Trees

in Tourism & Nature

With the passing of the Gregorian new year comes Tu’bshvat, known to many as the “tree holiday,” marking a time in the Jewish calendar when trees are celebrated. Ecological gatherings, harvest feasts and tree planting ceremonies run rampant through the agricultural and educational systems founded in Israel. While some see Tu’bshvat as a trivial holiday,…

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Climate Change is Drying Rivers and Killing Trees

in Tourism & Nature

Water sources in Israel have reached their lowest levels as the worst drought, going on its 6th year, continues. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority is on a mission to keep Israeli flora and fauna alive and well; however, an increase in human water usage and a decrease in rainfall is a destructive combination when…

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Sukkot Celebrations Kickoff in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

Sending a Happy Sukkot to all of our readers, members, donors and friends! Chag Sameach! The Sukkot holiday is the third in the Hebrew high holiday series, and the final celebration before Jewish holiday fever ends for the season. Sukkot is celebrated as a historical and agricultural holiday, placed conveniently after Rosh Hashana, the Jewish…

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Red Sea Coral Reef may be Sole Survivor

in Tourism & Nature

While global warming is known to be destroying the lives of coral reefs around the world, the Red Sea is the one place where the hot climate is creating a thriving environment for the underwater garden. A surviving species of coral reef grew naturally in the Bab-el Mandeb straight, which runs between Yemen and Ethiopia,…

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