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Celebrating the New Year of Trees

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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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Jesus’ Baptism Site Not a War Zone

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From a holy ground to a war zone and back again, the site where Jesus is thought to have been baptized is all clear of mines, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry. The area which runs along the west bank of the Jordan River, now called Qasr al-Yahud, was once a war zone between Israel…

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The Tel Aviv Bike Path is Blossoming

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For an urban hub like Tel Aviv, bike paths are a hot topic. Given the consistent increase in congestion and traffic, local residents tend to use bicycles, not solely to enjoy the ride, but to get from point A to B. The relationship between cyclists, drivers and even pedestrians has been rocky. With poorly set…

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2000-year-old Stone Discovered in Jerusalem

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What began as digging for a new road in Jerusalem unearthed a rare find dated 2,000 years ago. While preparing for construction near Binyanei Ha’Uma near the entrance of the city,  a team, amidst many Roman columns of architecture, discovered one particular pillar engraved in Aramaic language and Hebrew lettering spelling “Hananiah son of Dodalos…

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Climate Change is Drying Rivers and Killing Trees

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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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