Tag Archives: Springs

Amsa Spring in the Shomron – Maayan Amsa near Har Bracha in Samaria

The spring (מעיין עמשא) empties into three pools of varying depths, ranging from about 10 cm deep to 40 cm deep. The site also boasts a number of picnic tables and parking nearby; a lovely spot for a picnic and dip in the water on a hot summer day.

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En Amir Spring in the Golan Heights – Ein Wassatt Spring near Amir Intersection

There are two small pools at the Amir Wassatt intersection. One is covered partially by a bridge, while the other is exposed. They can be found to the north and west of the ruins of the Emir’s old house. Both pools are covered with green floating plants, which make entry into the pools unappealing.

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Ein Mokesh Spring in the Golan Heights – Landmine spring in the Golan

Ein Mokesh is a spring in the Golan Heights. Located near Kibbutz Ein Zivan, the spring was a popular place to visit even when it was surrounded by a minefield. It has since been cleaned up, so that guests won’t step in the minefield by mistake. However, it has maintained its name “Ein Mokesh”, or “Landmine Spring”, to remind us of the way it used to be.

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Ein Ampi spring in the Golan Heights – En Eucalyptus Spring in the Golan

Ein Ampi, also known as Ein Eucalyptus, is a lovely spring in the Golan Heights. The clear water varies from 0.5 meters to 1.5 meters in depth. Wide stones surround the pool, laid out as steps leading into the water, reminding one of an amphitheater. The eucalyptus trees provide shade even in the heat of summer.

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Challenging hike at Ein Gedi – Maale Bnei HaMoshavim and Maale Ein Gedi

Maale bnei hamoshavim was the first trail in Ein Gedi which was made in recent times. It is named bnei hamoshavim after the youth group which made the trail in 1963. The trail leads from the Nahal Arugot Wadi to the desert plateau above Ein Gedi.  The trail is difficult and requires climbing up the rocks at some points.

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Ein Moda Spring in the Beit She’an Valley – En Moda Spring in Israel

Ein Moda Spring is located in the Beit She’an Valley. Although the valley is dry and hot, it has numerous springs. Ein Moda is one of the sweetest springs in the Beit She’an Valley. The spring flows all year round and has a constant temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.

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Gan HaMa’ayan in Rishon Lezion – Ein Hakorey Spring – Ma’ayan Shimshon Spring in Rishon le-Tsiyon

Gan HaMa’ayan in Rishon Lezion was where the springs of Rishon Lezion surfaced. The founders of Rishon Lezion, led by Zalman Levontin, called the spring “Ein HaKorey” or “Maayan Shimshon”, from the biblical story in Judges, chapter 15.

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Dan Nature Reserve in the Galilee – Tel Dan excavations

The Dan River, which runs through the Dan Nature Reserve in the Upper Galilee (Galil in Hebrew), is the largest tributary to the Jordan River. The river contributes about 240 million cubic meters of water to the Jordan River – about the same as contributed by the other tributaries combined.

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Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve – Enot Tsukim Spring – Ein Feshkha Spring

The Einot Tzukim Nature  Reserve is the lowest nature reserve in the world. It consists of three parts, the closed reserve on the north, the open reserve in the middle, and the hidden reserve on the South. The closed reserve is completely closed off to visitors, to protect the native fauna and flora of the area. The middle area includes pools of mineral water for bathing in, lined by high shady foliage. The hidden reserve can be entered only with a guide; Guided tours are generally available on weekends, but can be arranged at any time.

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Ein Fara Spring – En Prat Spring – Nahal Prat Nature Reserve

Nahal Prat is a canyon created by a riverbed running from North of Jerusalem to the Jordan River above the Dead Sea. It is located in the Judean desert. Nahal Prat, also refered to as Wadi Kelt, has three main springs. Ein Prat, also known as Ein Fara, is the upper spring. Ein Fawwar, also known as Ein Maboa, is the middle spring. Ein Kelt is the lower spring. The Prat River is also fed by flash floods in Israel’s Judean hills.

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