Elijah's Cave in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Gil Eliahu

The Jewish Sites That Became Sacred Overnight and Lost That Status Just as Quickly

Israel had a shortage of holy sites for people to visit after the formation of the state, so one man, Shmuel Zanvil Kahana, stepped up to create dozens of Jewish shrines

Aside from the urgent need for basic food items, arms and professional expertise, Israel, in the wake of its establishment, had to contend with another serious and unforeseen shortage: The young country did...

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