A new baby rhino was born at Ramat Gan Zoo - the result of its rhino breeding program.
IsraelInsideOut congratulates Professor Daniel Shechtman of the Technion in Haifa as he is awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of Quasicrystals. Professor Shechtman is Israel's tenth Nobel Laureate. This prize is a triumph of scientific discovery, academic persistence, ancient art and the famous golden ratio.
The Israel Museum and Google have just launched the Dead Sea Scrolls On Line. Five of the most complete Dead Sea Scrolls can now be browsed on line. It is mind-boggling to think that these scrolls were written by ancient scribes, preserved in caves and are now living on the leading edge of 21st century technology.
The Dead Sea Scrolls On Line Project used special equipment to photograph the scrolls without causing damage. The scrolls can be browsed in fast loading high resolution images. You can access the Dead Sea Scrolls by chapter and verse and view the scroll together with an English translation. There is also an explanation about the digitising project and about the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the issues involved with each of the scrolls.
Over 66 artists present approximately 100 works of glass at the Israeli Glass 2011 Exhibition at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv.
The glass works were created over the last four years and represent a good cross section of contemporary Israeli glass art work.
The Israeli Glass 2011 Exhibition selection includes both well known as well as young emerging artists working in a range of techniques. It is one of the most exciting events on the Tel Aviv art scene this year.
Qasr al Yahud (The Jews' Castle or Palace) is a site on the banks of the Jordan River not far from Jericho. Christian tradition associates Qasr al Yahud with the site of Jesus' baptism by Matthew (Matthew 3) and it has been revered as such from at least the fourth century. There are many monasteries and churches in the area testifying to the long religious tradition at Qasr al Yahud. In Jewish tradition the crossing of the Jordan by the Children of Israel under Joshua (Joshua 3) must also have taken place in this general area. It is also associated with the site where Elijah handed over the prophecy to Elisha and rose to heaven on a fiery chariot (2 Kings 11)
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