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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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The Numbers Game

Every year, the day after the Passover Seder, the traditional exodus of the people of Israel begins. Hundreds of thousands take to the skies for a trip abroad, thousands more…

Nature & Environment
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Benjamin’s Vineyard

The hills and valleys that once were the domain of the tribe of Benjamin were known for their wine and olive oil in ancient times. The current residents are continuing…


Books & Publications
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ERETZ the Book – A Journey through the Ages

“ERETZ is indeed ‘Israel Geographic’ – a wonderful gateway to the beautiful face and vibrant character of the state and society of Israel.” Shimon Peres, Former President and Prime Minister…

People & Events
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Meet Israel’s model train buffs

Right near the entrance to Kibbutz Netzer Sireni. Past the sign, at the right edge of the second parking lot stand two big wooden toy locomotives. One is a replica…