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Biden Meets Israel’s Finance Minister

10/15/2013

(JTA) -- Yair Lapid, the Israeli finance minister, met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other top U.S. officials.

Troubled Water

Is pumping water into the Dead Sea saving or destroying it?

Special to the Jewish Week
09/21/2010

 Five years ago, Israeli geologist Eli Raz fell into a Dead Sea sinkhole, a crater in the earth caused by topsoil or bedrock erosion. As he waited for a rescue team to arrive—which ultimately took 14 hours—Raz, who lives at Kibbutz Ein Gedi and works for the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, kept a diary of the ordeal on a roll of toilet paper he had with him.

Aden, Yemen. 1948-1949. PHOTO: AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
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