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Tag: Red Sea
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Is this what the Red Sea looked like when the waters came rushing back after the Israelites had crossed?
Watch this flash flood from Israel’s Negev Desert as an empty riverbed comes roaring back to life.
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June 7, 2011 | 10:19 am
Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea on an information-gathering mission.
The move was reported Tuesday by the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.
“Iranian military submarines entered the Red Sea waters with the goal of collecting information and identifying other countries’...
February 17, 2011 | 10:19 am
Two Iranian warships bound for Syria withdrew a request to sail through the Suez Canal.
The ships stopped Thursday in an area near the Saudi Arabian Red Sea port city of Jiddah after reportedly withdrawing the request. Other reports suggested that the ships never requested...
August 3, 2008 | 6:46 pm
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TEL AVIV (JTA)—Environmentalists in Israel and the Middle East have a clear vision on how to save the Dead Sea, which has been losing 850 million cubic meters per year thanks to water diversion upstream and mineral extraction at the sea.
This vision sees fresh water flowing again...
July 3, 2008 | 11:29 amJust like that, she was gone.
With no forewarning, Parashat Chukat tells us "Miriam died there and was buried there" (Numbers 20:1). "She died with a Divine kiss," the Talmud says, and with that one kiss, the sole female voice in the Israelite camp was gone.
Who was Miriam? She is...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
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The holiday of Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, but the Haggadah doesn't mention
Nachshon ben Aminadav.
Who was this man?
According to the biblical account of the Exodus, the people have no sooner left Egypt than they encounter a...
February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shirah and is named for the "Song of the Sea" sung by Moses and the Israelites after they experienced the redemption at the splitting of the Red Sea.
What was it, the rabbis asked, that evoked shirah, song, at this point and not earlier when they...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Looking for a getaway with a Jewish twist? With Passover approaching and summer down the road, there are many opportunities for such travel. Here are a few options:
Seders Far and Near
When it comes to celebrating Passover, you can truly be a wandering Jew, thanks to an abundance...
March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Iran has again surfaced on Israeli radar screens as a strategic threat to the Jewish state.
Israeli officials charged that 50 tons of weapons captured aboard a ship in the Red Sea last week were destined for the Palestinian Authority. The officials also made clear where they thought...
January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm
November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
When I moved to Israel in 1992, I was a young religious Zionist believing in the Greater Israel. I was disappointed that the Likud's Yizhak Shamir had lost the elections to a man named Yitzhak Rabin.
Fast forward seven years.
I am in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, awaiting the 1999...
May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Nobody takes Eilat too seriously -- which is a good thing. Poised on the cusp of the Red Sea, this resort city at the southern tip of Israel is where Israelis and others go to unwind. During the short, cold days of winter, northern Europeans by the planeload come to soak up the...