Of Mice and Sand

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The Negev is a desert covering over half of Israel’s total land area. Rocky mountain ranges are broken by wadis (dry riverbeds that fill after a rain), and three enormous, craterlike makhteshim (box canyons). It is an inverted triangle, bordered on the west by the desert of the Sinai Peninsula, and on the east by the Arabah valley. The word negev comes from the Hebrew root denoting “dry.” In the Bible, the …

If the Foundations Be Destroyed

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Prize of War takes place mainly in Debir, which before Othniel’s conquest had been called Kiriath-Sepher.  There are a few cities that Joshua conquered but were re-inhabited a little later, and then had to be re-conquered by the various tribes. Debir was one of those. Where exactly that is in Israel now is a matter of some debate. I have …

Spoiled Brat or Strong-Minded Woman?

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The story of Acsah, daughter of Caleb, is told word-for-word in Scripture twice, once in Joshua 15, and again in Judges 1. And Caleb said, ‘I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.’ Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.One day …

Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race

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There are over 35 million* slaves in the world today.  Justice Ventures International is hosting the third annual 5K Walk & Run, open to all ages and athletic levels. Walkers, runners, strollers, and (leashed) dogs are all welcome to participate in this fundraiser to fight human trafficking. Official timing is available for competitive participants, and prizes will be awarded for …

The Wild Waves of My Soul

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Doing nothing is hard work. At least for a mom. One of my closest friends and I went to my favorite east-cost beach this weekend for a quick weekend. Ee arrived late Friday night, and slept in Saturday morning. We spent the day on the beach talking and reading and watching the waves. Add in some long walks, fish and …