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Tourism usually peaks in April, when Christians flock to the holy sites during the Easter season and Israelis descend on the beaches and nearby national parks to enjoy the spring weather and see the wildflowers bloom.(Unsplash)

The Sea of Galilee is full, but the beaches are empty

By Associated Press | Jerusalem
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 03:18 PM IST
After an especially rainy winter, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is at its highest level in two decades, but the beaches and major Christian sites along its banks are empty.
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An aerial view of the Bahai Gardens visited by classical vocalist Pushkar Lele(HTPHOTO)
An aerial view of the Bahai Gardens visited by classical vocalist Pushkar Lele(HTPHOTO)

Pushkar Lele’s travel diaries

By Pushkar Lele | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 06:05 PM IST
Classical vocalist Pushkar Lele shares his experiences of his recent travel to Israel. In this piece, he talks about Kibbutz Degania, Safed and Haifa
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A mosaic of Mary Magdalene and Jesus at the Magdala center, on the Sea of Galilee in Migdal.(AP)
A mosaic of Mary Magdalene and Jesus at the Magdala center, on the Sea of Galilee in Migdal.(AP)

How Mary Magdalene’s image transformed in the #MeToo era

By HT Correspondent | Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Mary Magdalene is nowadays viewed as by scholars as an independent woman who supported Jesus financially and spiritually.
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