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Going to Israel? Everything you should know about Israeli culture

Israel may be a very small country, but it is full of good things: cosmopolitan cities, a flourishing countryside, gorgeous beaches & unforgettable people!

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Stars in the Mud: which celebrities have been to the Dead Sea?

Which celebrities have visited the Dead Sea lately, and what have they been doing there? This article will dish the dirt on them – literally.

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The Story of Masada – the siege and its symbolic meaning

What is the story behind Masada and why is it so symbolic to the Jewish people? If you plan a visit there, make sure you read this article beforehand!

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Dead Sea Mystery: what is special about the Dead Sea?

The lowest place on Earth also holds many secrets and has played an important role throughout the history of the peoples of the area. If you are curious to learn more about the mysteries and legends the Dead Sea has become famous for, read on

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Sermon on Lot’s Wife Looking Back

Who was Lot? What happened to Lot’s wife? What’s the connection to Sodom and Gomorrah? If you’ve always wanted to learn more about the story of Lot and his wife, this is your opportunity – just keep reading.

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Is the Dead Sea Dangerous?

The Dead Sea certainly has an intimidating name—downright morbid, really. But is the Dead Sea dangerous to human beings, all things considered?

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The Dead Sea Sinkholes – a Fascinating, yet Dangerous Phenomenon

The Dead Sea is known for being a unique spot and a top tourist destination: after all, the light turquoise lake is the lowest point on Earth, it is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, it is surrounded by a beautiful mountainous area, and its mineral-rich water and mud are known for their numerous health benefits.

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Does Anything Live in the Dead Sea? Discover the Dead Sea Wildlife

One of the reasons why The Dead Sea’s name was given to it is that no creature can live in its hyper-salty water. On top of that, the climate in the Dead Sea is characterized by dry air, low precipitation and very high temperatures for more than 6 months of the year. But is it true the Dead Sea is dead, or is there life in the Dead Sea? The answer might surprise you

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Why is the Dead Sea so salty?

So how much salt is in the Dead Sea? A single cubic mile of ocean water contains about 120 million pounds of salt. Put another way, if all the salt were removed from the oceans of the world and spread over the land areas, it would create a layer about 500 feet (150 meters) tall, That’s about the same height as a 40-story building.

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What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? Find out More about Qumran Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls hail from a remarkable period in Jewish history, spanning the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE. This falls within the Second Temple Period, which saw a number of different Jewish sects develop.