Miracles of Rain at the Sea of Galilee

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It is so funny as I am writing this still wet from the surprise rain shower. It was a gamble from the very beginning to take the dog for a walk. But the dog needs it, so the walk is unavoidable. It was not a very good gamble. And what’s that sound coming now from […]

Miracles of Rain 600 meters Above the Sea of Galilee, part 4 by Malik Kirat

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First, we will celebrate the New Year for Trees (Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot), commonly known in Hebrew as Tu b’Shevat, celebrated according to the lunar Hebrew calendar on the 15th day of the month Shevat. It is a Jewish Holiday, deeply rooted in Biblical tradition related to the agricultural cycle and calculating the age of the […]

Miracles of Rain, 600 Meters Above the Sea of Galilee, part 3 by Malik Kirat

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And sooner or later it will be alright. The rains will make impressive entrances, accompanied by some snowing at the Northern mountains- our home, and sometimes in the Negev desert and even Jerusalem. We will begin to count the times of rainfalls and stormy weather sharing it with friends while doing a small talk at […]

Miracles of Rain, 600 Meters Above the Sea of Galilee by Malik Kirat

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One February Saturday morning I returned home with Bob Dylan’s song on my mind. It was mostly the line going ”You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows …”. Shaking off the rain-soaked weathered old windbreaker, which came in my possession as a legacy from my father in law, I thought.  […]

Mother of Arches, Byzantine Period Synagogue at the North of Israel

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Planning to visit some unique and off the beaten path historical sites often leads to traveling to Israel’s magnificent North. There, especially in the Ramat HaGolan area, you may discover amazing places and stories to share back home with your relatives and friends. Mother of Arches, Byzantine Period Synagogue at the North of Israel Planning […]

Modern Art of the Roman Glass Jewelry Making

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ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS REDISCOVERED IN THE 1970S Those who unearthed the Roman glass shards in the 1970s in Israel were amazed by how beautiful they looked. It was about this time when few creative designers in the Old Jaffa understood that unique jewelry could be produced using Roman glass pieces. And the glass must be […]

Nature – the Unsurpassed Artist

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ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS’S NEW LOOK Today we look at the pieces of the Ancient Roman glass and consider ourselves lucky. We are treated with a look of outstanding beauty and uniqueness. Something new, something that the Roman craftsmen and their Egyptian or Hellenist brothers in trade didn’t plan or couldn’t see appearing. Something no less […]

The Art of Making Roman Glass

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THE ART OF MAKING ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS. Ancient Roman glass was made using sand, coloring agents (metals), and formed by burning seaweed and lime. Roman glass was produced in an extensive range of hues, colors, shapes, and patterns. It is considered a work of art by skilled craftsmen, who used techniques developed for centuries in […]

History of Roman Glass Making

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ROMANS ADOPT AND DEVELOP NEW GLASS BLOWING TECHNIQUE, MAKING HISTORY. As the Roman Empire became fully established and expanded, Romans absorbed the technologies of the people they conquered, modified them, and made them their own. “Roman” glass blowing techniques were further developed and spread. With the invention of the blowing pipe technique, glass making was […]