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Sue Schoenfeld
I'm a Web designer with a passion for the's the very best and the very worst of everything that exists on Earth.
Interests: Gardening, reading, movies, music, finding joy.
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To the west of Highway 90, the main road to the Dead Sea, is Highway 40, a beautiful scenic road through the Negev Desert from north to south. Highway 40 runs 80km between Beer Sheva and Mitzpe Ramon. Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Dead Sea Fun
View French choreographer/director Benjamin Millepied's mesmerizing and sensual project "Forest Swords: The Weight of Gold." Millepied, Natalie Portman's husband who is in Israel thanks to her directorial debut, fell in love with the Dead Sea landscape and decided to use it as his muse for a music-travel video. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
A truly remarkable and rare occurrence was captured on camera in Israel's Negev Desert as rainfall sent water gushing down a dry riverbed for the first time in years. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's Tourism Ministry approved a bid by Austrian company Ennemoser to rate Israel’s hotels in accordance with the Hotelstars system, used currently in 15 European countries. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
An archaeologist says he discovered nine tiny scrolls with biblical text from the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were unearthed, according to news reports. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
On April 17, 2014, Berry Sakharof, Yehuda Poliker, and Ester Rada will be in concert in Metzpe Shalem at the Dead Sea. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
There's no doubt that floating in the Dead Sea is a relaxing pastime. But a romantic getaway? According to the popular blog, Romantic Travels, the lowest point on Earth holds the 33rd spot on a list of 100 most romantic places in the world to go with the one you love. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Dead Sea Works has violated, and violates, the provisions of its franchise, and exploits the public's natural resources at the Dead Sea to enrich its shareholders at the expense of the Israeli public. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel announced that 12 pilots flying six aircraft 422 meters below sea level have set a new Guinness World Record for a low formation flight. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Tel Aviv artist, Sigalit Landau, plans to build a bridge of salt across the Dead Sea. To be called the Salt Route, Landau’s ambitious bridge will link the Israeli and Jordanian shores of the Dead Sea. The target date for completion is October 2014, the 20th anniversary of the signing of a peace treaty between the two countries. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Neot Semadar, an ecological collective community, is more than just a kibbutz with a weird, colorful tower in the middle of nowhere. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
An upgraded website featuring the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library has been launched by the Israel Antiquities Authority, allowing visitors to view some 10,000 newly uploaded images of “unprecedented quality.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Layout and conversion coding for Kindle editions, print on demand (POD) paperbacks, ebooks, audio books. Proofreading, basic copy editing. Social media and book promotion. Author Websites: web design and coding. Scanning and OCR conversion of print books. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Digital Book Conversions
I went to Mineral Beach last week and took a dip in the Dead Sea. The water was 77(F), 25(C) - air temperature 70(F), 21(C), sunny, slight breeze. The water felt cool, but not unpleasant since the sun was warm. There were about 50 people at the beach and almost all went into the water, so I would conclude that taking a dip in the Dead Sea in January is quite doable. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
As rainstorms barreled through Israel in December, drenching fields and filling up reservoirs, the Dead Sea’s water level continued to drop. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
The Le Meridien Dead Sea Hotel in Israel has been sold and as of January 1, 2014, will no longer be part of the Fattal Hotel chain. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's South Red Anemone Festival (Darom Adom) is held every weekend in February, when the anemones in the North Negev areas reach their climax flowering. Carpets of millions of Anemones cover the area. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's Tamar Palm Festival, which takes place on October 11 - 15, 2014, combines breathtaking performances from some of Israel's greatest musicians and international artists with delightful desert nights in the heart of Masada Hall. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
World Bank officials have thrown their support behind the trilateral water sharing agreement Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed last week. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
Try this off the beaten track scenic route: from a point south east of Dimona to Ir Ovot, south of the Dead Sea. The route dates from Biblical times and provides a magnificent view of the Israel's Negev area. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
In an effort to help reopen the roads in and around Jerusalem, the Dead Sea Works sent 100 tons of Dead Sea salt to Jerusalem yesterday, to spread on the roads, according to a report in The Marker. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
HAPPINESS has traditionally been considered an elusive and evanescent thing. To some, even trying to achieve it is an exercise in futility. It has been said that "happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." Social scientists have caught the butterfly. After 40 years of research, they attribute happiness to three major sources: genes, events and values. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at Exploring Joy
Jordan's stability and the maintenance of King Abdullah II in power is a national security interest of Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia, as well as of other Gulf states. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
In an effort to quench an ever-thirsty region through cooperation, representatives from the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian governments signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding on water exchanges and allocations in Washington on Monday afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun
No longer just a city you pass by on the way to Masada or the Dead Sea, Arad has undergone tremendous development in recent years. Read an overview of new tourist initiatives in Arad – the Artists' Quarter, jeep tours, camels at Bereshit, places to eat and accommodations. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Dead Sea Fun