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28 Kislev 5763

Yam Hamelach


Various Rabbis

Question:
We learned in last week’s Parshat Vayeira that the Yam Hamelach was created from the Eimek Hasisdim that was filled from the waters of the Yarden. Was this fact verified by geological or scientific studies?

Answer:
It is not clear from the Parasha that in fact such is the case (That the water from the Jordan pour in to Yam Hamelach). Yam Hamelach is Eimeck Hasidim as is written. If you are asking about the geological aspects of Eimeck Hassidim - if they can be connected to Yam Hamelach - The Da'at Mikrah Series write that there are Archeological and geological proofs that verify this fact.

Rabbi Shimon Klein

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