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0 The West Bank Water Fight

Summer after summer, thousands of Palestinians on the West Bank suffer shortages of water. Desalination, recycling, and improved infrastructure maintenance could have provided a solution long ago – but, when the issue is Israel and the Palestinians nothing is simple and straight forward. “The cuts in the quantity of water…

0 What’s in a Jewish Name?

Explaining Jewish surnames has been a hot topic for quite some time; the last few years alone have seen a bevy of new articles, blogs, and databases where anyone can find all sorts of info on his or her family’s name. However, the history of Jewish last names actually is…

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…


ERETZ Unplugged
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The Last Blacksmiths

It was a typical Friday morning and Uri Hofi was in the midst of teaching four students, passing on the secrets of a disappearing trade to the next generation of…

Nature & Environment

Books & Publications
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Memoirs of a Passionate Land

“Those who undertake to write histories, do not, I perceive, take that trouble on one and the same account, but for many reasons… some of them apply themselves to this…

People & Events
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A Time and Place to Shop

Mamilla Mall, located at the intersection of Jerusalem’s Old City and New City, contains some of the finest shopping in Israel with world-famous stores lining the outdoor mall. The mall…