The remains of Crocodilopolis, a city established there in the fourth century BCE, are still visible today.
The baptism site, a.k.a. Qasr el Yahud (Castle of the Jews in Arabic), is the official name of a baptism site in the Jordan River Valley in Samaria.
"It should be noted that in our region, almost only men were depicted in figurines as riding horses, while women were carved in the context of fertility, motherhood, and sexuality."
The sailor, Jean Francois Colas, 60, was taken to an Israeli hospital in Ashdod for further treatment.
The level of the lake at present is still at 17.7 feet (5.4 meters) below its fullest level.
The snow up on Mt. Hermon has been piling up to reach 22 inches on the lower level.
Incidentally, the Yarkon National Park Tel Afek has been reopened since we started uploading these videos, which suggests another feature of Israeli winters: they're very short.
"I ran fast over there, despite the sandstorm and the rain on the beach, and when I got to her, I thought she was dead."
According to Israel's meteorological service forecast, the weather will continue to be stormy, and until Saturday afternoon there is fear of flooding in the eastern streams.
The Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Thursday issued flood warning and safety rules in light of the weather forecast which predicts floods in the country's southern and eastern rivers.
The Water Authority's recent models for the autumn indicate a chance of yet another drought year.
At least 62 people were confirmed dead by early Tuesday and a total of two million people were affected in what is being called the biggest eruption of the volcano in 40 years.
The trip organizers wrote: "Don't worry, we are well prepared for the trip, and the course has it coordinated with the appropriate authorities. It will be fun, wet, and full of great memories."
The tank was successfully rescued and there were no casualties as a result of the incident, other than a few bruised egos.
The rains of the last few weeks have improved the seasonal rainfall, and the rabbinate has changed its directive and ordered the chazan to no longer say the special prayer for rainfall.
Israel's Thursday weather is expected to continue to be particularly wintry.
A new infrastructure project will pump water back into the Kinneret, saving the Sea of Galilee and the Galil.
As soon as Israeli Jews began asking for rain in the Amidah prayer on Friday, it started raining.
Miraculously, the Jewish texts which have withstood almost 2,000 years of exile, have stood up to Houston's flood waters.
In 2014, Dell donated $1.8 million to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
“It was really hashgacha pratis [divine providence] because we had all this food, a lot more supplies than we usually have on hand, so we were able to make dinner” for many more people."