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0 Focus on the Heart

For the past three years, Nino Herman and his camera have been wandering the streets of south Tel Aviv. His photographs reveal the beauty that hides under the ugliness of these rundown streets, a splendor that many do not take the time to see. The diversity of humanity, coexistence between…

0 King Herod’s Latest Suprise

For nearly two years, the Ehud Netzer Expedition at Herodium has been unearthing the grand entrance way that Herod built to his palace-fortress at Upper Herodium. Even though they have been excavating Herodium for many years, archaeologists Roi Porat, Yaakov Kalman, and Rachel Chachy-Laureys are surprised by what they…

0 How big was the Kingdom of David?

Dramatic finds at this season of excavations at Tel Tsafit in the Judean Lowlands add fuel to the two decade long archaeological debate as to the size or the very existence of the kingdom of David and Solomon. While the maximalists among the archaeologists claim the David’s kingdom was as…

0 Knots, Rugs, and Bridges in Beersheba

The Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures that opened recently in the Ottoman-era mosque in Beersheba aspires to serve as a bridge between cultures. > by ERETZ Staff Drought struck the Negev desert in 1891. Among the Bedouins, 1891 became known as “the year of the lemons,” because they…


ERETZ Unplugged
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Gaza

Gaza is one of the most ancient cities in this region of thousands of years of history. Situated at the entrance to Canaan, the Land of Israel, as you approach…

Nature & Environment
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The Galilean Warrior

Yehuda Avni came to the Galilee in the 1950s, from his native Chicago. His dream was to build a horse-ranch above the Sea of Galilee, where visitors could ride in…


Books & Publications
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Masada Unfathomable Depths

Many years ago, in the small hours of a steaming hot August night, I drove my battered 19-year-old Renault 16, a car envisioned to get the French farmer to his…

People & Events
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The ERETZ Experience – Tour Itinerary

  Israel: November 1-10, 2015  An invitation to experience the land, heritage, people, and spirit of Israel through the eyes of leading experts whose exceptional love of Israel enables…