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  Sivan 22, 5767 , 08/07/07

Miriam's Well - Found in the Kinneret

The spot of Miriam's Well, as identified by the 16th-century Kabbalist sage Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (also known as the Arizal), who lived in Tzfat, has been found once again, according to Archaeologist Yossi Stepansky. 

Talmudic tradition has it that the source of water for the Israelites during their 40 years in the desert was the Well of Miriam, and that when they arrived in the Promised Land, the Well was "deposited" somewhere near Mt. Carmel or in the Kinneret [Sea of Galilee].

The Arizal identified the exact spot of the Well as being near or between certain ancient pillars in the Kineret.  These pillars have now once again been found, just south of the Tiberias Municipal Beach.

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