Scenes of Israel

The flag of Israel waves proudly as the city of Ma’ale Adumim, a community in Judea, sits in the background. Did you know that the Hebrew words “Ma’ale Adumim” translates to “Ascent of the Red”, referring to the red rock lining the ascent from the Dead Sea to this beautiful city.

Thousands of people from all over the world flocked to the Holy City to run in the seventh annual Jerusalem Marathon. Those who participated showed their emphasis on the value of health and fulfilled Jeremiah’s prophecy: “Run ye to and fro through the streets of Yerushalayim,” (5:1).

A beautiful sunset over Lake Kinneret by Boruch Len. The Kinneret, or Sea of Galilee, is Israel’s largest fresh water reservoir and most important source of drinking water. No wonder that winter rain forecasts and water levels grab the nation’s attention and often reflect the national spirit.