Land of Judea
As a geographic magazine, our focus is on the Land of Israel. Judea, even if it is across the pre-1967 borders, is part of our scope, a natural part of the heritage and history of this land. Judea is the land where Abraham roamed. It is the Land of Milk and Honey. It is the land of Ruth the Moabite and King David. The place where the Magi came to seek the baby Jesus in the manger in Bethlehem.
Different political viewpoints call the area across the pre-1967 border by various names: the West Bank, Judea & Samaria, the Occupied Territories. This Special Issue of ERETZ is about the geography and heritage of the Judean Mountains, the range that formed the heartland of the biblical Kingdom of Judah.
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Dead Sea – Shore to Shore
Dead Sea – From Shore to Shore
The Dead Sea is drying up. In the past decade, its water level has dropped by nearly 50 feet and its surface has been reduced by a third. The Dead Sea has always been a source of natural deposits in the use of humankind. The Asphalt chunks that floated on its surface were used for medicine and embalming, and during the Second Temple period, the oases around its shores were planted with dates and balsam, an important source of income for the kingdoms around the sea. It was such a fertile area that Lot, brother of Abraham chose it as his inheritance. The cliffs and caves around its shores attracted outlaws and dissidents: King David, the Essenes, the rebels against Rome, and Byzantine monks.
The Dead Sea issue of Metropolis will deal not only with the western shores, but also the eastern, Jordanian side. The eastern shore has an impressive history and ancient sites and magnificent natural landscapes: canyon flowing with water, hot springs and beautiful oases.
Join us for this exciting issue, coming out this Winter. Issue will include a guide to the area and a map.
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Each kit includes a magazine, a guidebook to the area and a map.
Land of Galilee published in April 2021
Land of Judea published in December 2021
Dead Sea published in August 2022