Antiquities of Nature and Realia in Israel
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The site offers the general public a look at ongoing research into nature in ancient Israel. This is a multidisciplinary study that includes topics such as botany, zoology, history, archeology, linguistics, and various branches of Jewish studies.
Prof. Zohar Amar, together with colleagues from various fields of knowledge and the sciences, conducts research into the practical reproduction of the production processes of food and industrial products and the processing of natural raw materials for various human uses. This is accomplished through a combination of observations and documentation from the field – in the Land of Israel and around the world, because “the present is the key to the past.”
The studies represent a field that interfaces between Torah and science. Much of the research is devoted to documenting oral traditions from authentic informants before there are none left.