A sinkhole that opened up on Ein Gedi grounds. Eyal Toueg

That Sinking Feeling: A Receding Dead Sea Saps the Life Out of a Legendary Kibbutz

Ein Gedi may become Israel’s first settlement to succumb to environmental degradation. ‘I don’t know of any other community living under such threats,’ says one anxious resident

“Stop the car,” Eli Raz commands. We stop. Raz, 71, a geologist and member of Kibbutz Ein Gedi, gets out, kneels and inspects the dirt. He looks worried. He’s been studying the sinkholes plaguing the Dead Sea...

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