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Ein Uzan- hidden in the bush *

Ein Uzan - עין אוזן is an attraction of nature and animals in Bar Giora. When standing in front of the heavy thicket of the Pistacia lentiscus shrub above Ein Ozen, it is hard to imagine that the dome-shaped shrub "hides" the spring. A narrow path that crosses through the bushes leads to the opening of a rock-hewn cave and descends to the site of the spring.

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Archaeological Museum At Kibbutz Ein Dor *

The Ein Dor Archaeological Museum was established by the members of Kibbutz Ein Dor in 1986 in order to house the antiquities discovered in the Lower Galilee and Jezreel Valley. The Ein Dor Museum of Archaeology is located at the foot of the Tabor Mountain, near the biblical Ein Dor, 11 miles west of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). The museum illuminates the area's rich and vibrant past through its permanent, outdoor and temporary exhibitions.

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Beit Itab National Park Nes Harim *

In 2002, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority established a 130-dunam national park in the area, known as Horvat Beit Itab (Horvat Itab). The Hurva (ruins) is built on the foundations of a Crusader castle, built of beautiful hewn stones.

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Bar David Museum For Jewish Art And Judaica *

The Bar-David Museum, dedicated to arts and Judaica. It is located in Kibbutz Baram, on the Israeli northern border, two kilometres from the Ancient Synagogue in "Baram National Park". The Museum is unique in the Galilee, with its permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibits by first-rate contemporary artists active today who reflect the spirit of the times.

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Beit Theresienstadt Museum *

Beit Terezin Museum or Beit Theresienstadt (German: Haus Theresienstadt) is a research and educational institution that opened in 1975 in Kibbutz Givat Haim (Ihud), a museum and a place of remembrance of the victims of Nazi Germany persecution at the Theresienstadt concentration camp and dedicated to the history of the ghetto.

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Sha’ar HaGolan (archaeological site) *

Sha'ar HaGolan is a Neolithic archaeological site near Kibbutz Sha'ar HaGolan in Israel. The typical site of the extinct Yarmukian culture, it is notable for the discovery of a significant number of artistic objects, some of the earliest pottery in the Southern Levant, and first roads in Israel. The Sha'ar HaGolan Neolithic Yarmukian village was inhabited by the people who abandoned their nomadic lifestyle in favor of permanent settlement, marking the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture.

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Jews Under Islam *

Prof. Meir Litvak examines the attitudes toward Jews under Muslim rule from the early days of Islam until the modern period.

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Gan HaGat (Wine Press Garden) Tel Aviv *

Gan HaGat, – literally in Hebrew “Wine Press Garden,” is a hidden Tel Aviv gem the old and new of Israel. Wedged between city buildings and accessible only by a small side street, the public neighborhood garden is relatively unknown.

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Was Mecca ever on any Trade Route?*

20th century Muslims scholars and Western Orientalists had a problem explaining how Mecca got its wealth, since it is in such an arid place, and far from anywhere important. How could such a backward city become important and then be the basis for the subsequent Islamic Empires of the Umayyads and the Abbasids?

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The history and critique of Islam – Part 2*

This Jay Smith lecture begins with research carried out by Dan Gibson between 1979 and 2004, where he went to over 100 early 7th - 8th century mosques, and tabulated (using modern Aster satellite technology) where their Qiblas were directed. He noticed that they were all directed in four groups of directions.

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