Just the facts

SALT

salt

It’s a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts.

THE RAINBOW

THE RAINBOW

The rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multi-coloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. A rainbow can be a full circle; however, the average observer sees only an arc formed by illuminated droplets above the ground, and centred on a line from the sun to the observer’s eye.

THE RIVER JORDAN

RIVER JORDAN

The Jordan River runs through the land of Israel and history of the Bible, giving its waters a spiritual significance that sets it aside from other rivers. The Jordan is significant for Jews, because the tribes of Israel under Joshua crossed the river on dry ground to enter the Promised Land after years of wandering in the desert. It is significant for Christians because John the Baptist baptised Jesus in the waters of the Jordan. The prophets Elijah and Elisha also crossed the river dry-shod; and the Syrian general Naaman was healed of leprosy after washing in the Jordan at Elisha’s direction.

NAZARETH

nazareth

Nazareth is the capital and the largest city in the Northern District of Israel. It’s known as “the Arab capital of Israel.” The population is made up predominantly of Israeli Arabs, and about thirty percent of that population are Christians (30.9%). Nazareth Illit (lit. “Upper Nazareth”) is built alongside old Nazareth, and had a Jewish population of 40,312 in 2014. The Jewish sector was declared a separate city in June 1974.

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