Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Israel: Land of the Bible; Land of Violent Struggle

- Sea of Galilee
- Nazareth
-Tel Aviv
- West Bank, disputed region (see atlas)
- Jerusalem
- Bethlehem
- River Jordan
- Dead Sea
- Negev (desert)
- Gaza Region
- Neighboring nations
- Red Sea
- Mediterranean

Brief comparison essay; choose one topic .
* Mecca and Jerusalem
* Great Mosque of Mecca and Dome of the Rock
* Use class notes.

* Jewish communities:
Liberal, Reformed, Orthodox. Also, secular, or non-religious, Jews.
* Which group would observe the ancient dietary restrictions called Kosher? Orthodox; some Reformed.
* Orthodox means whatever is commonly accepted. But the Jewish Orthodox refers to a strictly conservative view point.
* Not all Arabs are Muslims. Nor are all Muslims Arabs.