Between Bodies

An agreement being hailed by some as historic was signed this week between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority. It has to do with one of the great motivations for both war and peace: Water. At heart, it’s a desalination project. Water will be takenĀ  from the Red Sea, pumped through a pipeline to a…

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Phoenix Rising

Seeds, stored for 2000 years in a clay jar at the site of Herod the Great’s palace and fort at Masada, languished in a drawer for forty years after their discovery before researchers decided to try planting a few of them. And to the surprise of everyone, one seed actually burst up through the soil…

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