Love of the Land

For the week ending 24 April 2010 / 9 Iyyar 5770

Kinneret A Sea of Many Names

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

The heavy rains with which Israel was blessed this past winter caused so many people to ask, "How much has the water level of the Kinneret risen?"

This body of water, which is a major source of water for the entire country, has a number of names in addition to Lake Kinneret – "Sea of Galilee", "Sea of Tiberias" and "Lake Ginossar".

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