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Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah *

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, John Martin, 1852

Did a superheated asteroid exploded in the sky above the Dead Sea 3700 years ago, obliterating the cities Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah,  and Zeboim? Neighboring Zoar (Bela) was the only city to be spared. Of ...

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Masada Air Drone View *

Aerial view showing Masada and the Snake Path from the northeast
Photo: לשכת העיתונות הממשלתית

Masada Masada National Park-מצדה was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Masada, in Hebrew means “fortress”. Masada is an ancient fortification built atop a horst plateau in the Judean Desert of southern Israel, overlooking the ...

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Carmela of Sorrento

Sorrento and Gulf of Naples

Between the Circumvesuviana train station and the Sita bus station in Sorrento there stands the bust of Giambattista de Curtis. Why did he deserve a statue? So I started to look up his name and ...

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Jewish Graffiti in Pompeii

Southern wall of room 43 (Cubiculum) in the Casa del Centenario (IX 8,3) in Pompeii, 1st Century. Fresco of couple in bed. - John R. Clarke: Ars Erotica. Darmstadt: Primus 2009

The IsraelandYou Blog is usually centered on our only Jewish State (unless you consider the Igbo Jews of Biafra, Nigeria as the second Jewish state). Having just returned from a lovely ...

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Nabi Musa by Air Drone *

Grave Nabi Musa
Photo:Md iet

Nabi Musa – نبي موسى‎ Israeli and Palestinian Sunni Muslims celebrated at Nabi Musa an annual seven-day long religious festival beginning on the Friday before Good Friday in the old Greek Orthodox calendar. The festival centered on a ...

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Rimal, Gaza Synagogue *

Mosaic of David playing the harp
צילום:ד"ר אבישי טייכר

This post is wishful thinking that some day Gaza can become a tourist attraction. Rimal is the upper end higher socio-economic neighborhood where surprisingly enough there was once a Jewish ...

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Yom Kippur War 1973 *

Egyptian military trucks cross a bridge laid over the Suez Canal on October 7, 1973, during the Yom Kippur War/October War

Yom Kippur War,  Ramadan War, Tishrin War or October War On October 6, 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a coordinated attack against Israel on Jewish Holy Day of Yom ...

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Rosh Hashanah in Israel

Seattle_-_Old_Temple_De_Hirsch

When is Rosh Hashanah? The month of Elul is the final month in the Jewish year. This month is a particularly propitious time for prayer, self introspection, and repentance. It ...

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Beit Oren – The Carmel Fire Memorial

Mount_Carmel_forest_fire - Aerial view of the smoke over Haifa

The Carmel Fire Memorial monument marks the “Carmel Disaster” (“אסון הכרמל”) which occurred on December 2nd 2010. There was the biggest forest fire ever in Israel. The fire broke out on ...

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