03 July 2015

#923 Tel Aviv, Israel

For more info about Israel, see received card #330.

About some facts written on the postcard:

Solomon, also called Jedidiah, was, according to the Bible (Book of Kings: 1 Kings 1-11; Book of Chronicles: 1 Chronicles 28-2, 2 Chronicles 1-9), Qur'an a king of Israel and the son of David. The conventional dates of Solomon's reign are circa 970 to 931 BC. He is described as the third king of the United Monarchy, which would break apart into the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah shortly after his death. Following the split, his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone.

According to the Talmud, Solomon is one of the 48 prophets. In the Qur'an, he is considered a major prophet, and Muslims generally refer to him by the Arabic variant Sulayman, son of David.

David Ben-Gurion, born David Grün; 16 October 1886, Płońsk, Poland - 1 December 1973, Tel AvivIsrael) was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.

Bar Refaeli (Hebrewבר רפאלי‎; born 4 June 1985) is an Israeli model, television host, actress and businesswoman.

Golda Meir earlier Golda Meyerson, born Golda Mabovitch, Голда Мабович; May 3, 1898 - December 8, 1978) was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.

Hebrew (/ˈhbr/עברית ʿivrit [ʔivˈʁit] or [ʕivˈɾit]) is a West Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites and their ancestors, although the language was not referred to by the name Hebrew in the Tanakh. The earliest examples of written Paleo-Hebrew date from the 10th century BCE. Today, Hebrew is spoken by a total of 9 million people worldwide.

Cyclamen persicum, the Persian cyclamen, is a species of flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing from a tubernative to rocky hillsides, shrubland, and woodland up to 1,200 m (3,900 ft) above sea level, from south-central Turkey to Israel and Jordan. It also grows in Algeria and Tunisia and on the Greek islands of RhodesKarpathos and Crete, where it may have been introduced by monks. Cultivars of this species are the commonly seen florist's cyclamen.

The Dead Sea (Hebrewיָם הַמֶּלַחYām HaMélaḥ, "Sea of Salt", also Hebrewיָם הַמָּוֶתYām HaMā́weṯ, "The Sea of Death", and Arabicالبحر الميت‎ al-Baḥr al-Mayyit ), also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east, and Palestine and Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity (in 2011), it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Vanda in Antarctica (35%), Lake Assal in Djibouti (34.8%), Lagoon Garabogazköl in the Caspian Sea (up to 35%) and some hypersaline ponds and lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond (44%)) have reported higher salinities. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

Thank you, Olga !

Sent on: June 25, 2015
Received on: July 3, 2015

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