The Dead Sea
For hundreds of years, humanity has not ceased to wonder at the harsh lifelessness of this sea. This is the water basin with the highest salinity in the world -…

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Blink. Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Josephus calls the settlement Tarihei. It is Magdala or Migdal, most likely due to the presence in the settlement of a fortress-tower ("Migdal" in Hebrew - "tower"), in which there…

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Eilat - from the point of view of a woman
Winter is already at hand, but I still want to lie on the beach under the gentle southern sun. Where then to go? If for you, King Solomon and Queen…

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mountain goat

Gedi Spring Oasis

In the immediate vicinity of the Judean Desert, between the shores of the Dead Sea and the slopes of the mountains, there is a strip of land only a few hundred meters wide. Thanks to the springs and the abundance of streams running from the mountains, this narrow ribbon abounds with vegetation and various exotic animals. This is a real oasis, known from biblical times under the name of En-Gedi. Half a century ago, in order to get here, I had to go several days through the hot desert. Now it’s enough to get into the car and just cross Israel from west to east.

The Gedi Nature Reserve was founded in Israel in 1972 in order to preserve the unique landscape and wildlife of the eponymous oasis. Its area is about 14.5 km2. Continue reading

Stones are lying, water is flowing
It is strange that one can just fly to Israel like this. It’s the same as if tickets to Eden were sold at the box office of the Belorussky station.…

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Haifa: welcome to God's vineyards
How rapidly the landscape outside the bus window is changing - the Negev desert dotted with "moon craters", the hills and valleys of the Galilee, Mediterranean beaches, caves, gorges, serpentines…

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Jerusalem. Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Billion nine hundred million ... So many people on our planet believe in Christ. The dream of the vast majority of Christians is the desire to visit the places where…

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The sea is calling
Israel is certainly lucky with the Dead Sea: the name itself attracts many people who need treatment or prevention of health. The fact that the level of medical care in…

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