Whatever their reasons for navigating those icy waters, it was a challenge for all early explorers, including the Jewish scientists who made contributions to the endeavor, sometimes at the cost of their lives.
Was it the Jewish Rhadhanites who brought the Chinese art of papermaking to the Western world and not the Arabs?
Today, Gamla is a nature reserve and alongside the ancient Jewish town visitors can also see Neolithic dolmens and the ruins of the Byzantine Christian village of Dir Krukh.
The site of Tel Lachish shows evidence of human habitation in Israel spanning many different historic periods over thousands of years.
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