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  • UNESCO designates Jordan side of river as Jesus baptismal site

    3 weeks ago

    The United Nations’ cultural agency has designated the east bank of the Jordan River as a World Heritage Site, saying Jordan’s side of the river is “believed to be” the place where Jesus was baptized.

    Tourists and religious pilgrims also come to Israel to get baptized on the...

  • Holy to half of humanity – the polluted water of the Jordan River

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    When US Naval officer William F. Lynch became the first Westerner to sail the lower Jordan River in 1847, he traversed the Sea of Galilee down the Jordan to the Dead Sea over current so strong that, according to his journal, he...

  • For Knesset’s Danny Danon, unapologetic Israeli nationalism is key to political success

    July 26, 2012 | 10:52 am

    If there’s one thing Danny Danon doesn’t do, it’s shy away from controversy.

    Danon, a deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset and chairman of World Likud, has come under fire for describing African migrants in Israel as a “national plague,” for hosting controversial U.S. TV...

  • Studies look at ways to save Jordan River

    May 3, 2010 | 9:51 am

    Large sections of the lower Jordan River could dry out by next year unless the region’s countries take action, according to two studies.

    Some 400 million cubic meters of water are needed to restore the river, the reports have found.

    The studies were presented Sunday by...

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  • Arava spills on solutions to L.A. water shortage

    By Lilly Fowler

    October 10, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    There was a time when the actions to solve Los Angeles' water problems read like a dystrophic political novel.

    At the beginning of the last century, L.A. Mayor Frederick Eaton and William Mulholland, superintendent of the city's newly created Los Angeles Department of Water and...

  • Poetry and Taxis

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    October 1, 2008 | 10:56 pm

    "So much of a writer's life consists of assumed suffering, rhetorical suffering, that I felt something like relief, even elation, when the doctor told me that I had cancer of the prostate. Suddenly there was in the air a rich sense of crisis, real crisis, yet one that also contained...
  • Is the Dead Sea dying?

    By Emily Hauser

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It sits at the lowest spot on earth, is fed by one of the world's most significant waterways, and served witness to humanity's passage out of Africa. And it's dying.

    The Dead Sea, among the most remarkable natural phenomena on the earth's face, has lost a third of its surface area...

  • Power of Words

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Each night before retiring, the great Chasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav would make a list. At the end of a long day, he would write down all the wrongs he had committed -- against other people, against God, against himself. Nachman would read the list over and over again,...

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