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7 Fantastic Reasons to Put Be’er Sheva on Your Travel Itinerary

Abraham's Well Facebook screen capture Abraham's Well (Photo: Facebook screen capture)

Did you know the Israeli city Be’er Sheva is Hebrew for “Well of Seven?” This is why our friends at Israel21c share seven reasons to explore this biblical city on your next trip to Israel.

Here are some highlights of the article by Abigail Klein Leichman:

The Negev Museum of Art is housed in the former Turkish governor’s house in the Old City, built in 1906 and later used as Beersheva’s first city hall. The edifice encompasses three galleries with rotating exhibitions and offers concerts in the courtyard…

Designed by Israel’s “desert architect” Eliezer Armon (author of If Architecture is a Language, then a Building is a Story), Abraham’s Well (pictured above) is an impressive high-tech tourist site that presents the biblical background of the city of Beersheva through the story of Abraham, forefather of the three monotheistic faiths…

As part of its Blueprint Negev project, JNF-USA is completing the final stages of the 900-acre Beersheva River Park — double the size of New York’s Central Park – on the rehabilitated banks of the Beersheva River.

The park encompasses children’s playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, amphitheater, and in the future a BMX sports area and a paddleboat lake filled with purified wastewater from the river. The pretty new Pipe Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists crosses the riverbed channel.

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