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Sunset over the Dead Sea in Israel. Swimming in areas other than designated beaches is very dangerous, as the shoreline is littered with sinkholes that can open up unexpectedly and swallow everything.

I was mesmerized as we drove along the shores of the Dead Sea in Israel. I had swum in its waters, but only at a spa where Dead Sea waters were...

Worshipers at Western Wall in Jerusalem pray and stuff prayer-filled notes into cracks in the wall

When I posted on Facebook that I had seen the Western Wall in Jerusalem, my friend Judie messaged me right back. “I hope you put a prayer into a crack in...

Shuk in the Arab Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem offers goods mostly aimed at tourists

A street inside the Shuk in the Old City of Jerusalem. The shuk, or market in English, operates in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters of the Old City. Goods hawked...

Wild Ibex wander into the botanical gardens at Ein Gedi, a desert oasis just two hours outside of Jerusalem

Wild Ibex at the botanical gardens at Ein Gedi. This desert oasis, which overlooks the amazing healing waters of the Dead Sea, is located just two hours outside of Jerusalem. Almost...

Tomb of Jesus is said to be located inside the Edicule (shrine), which stands in the center of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem

The Tomb of Jesus is said to be located inside this Edicule (shrine), which stands in the center of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem....

Mountains of Halva at Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel. My favorite? The sugarless coffee bean.

I’ve never been a fan of Halva, a popular sweet in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. To me, it has always seemed overly sweet and grainy, leaving a...

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