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The Great Israel Challenge
Created on Fri Apr 17 2020 18:28:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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START,The Great IsraelChallenge,Sde Boker,CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION,The Kotel,Haifa,Independence Hall,The Dead Sea,As you visit each place, pay close attention to all clues. You never know which ones will be needed to unlock the safe.,TRY AGAIN?,TRY AGAIN?,Welcome to Independence Hall in Tel-Aviv,Formerly the home of Tel-Aviv's first Mayor, Meir Dizengoff, the house became an art museum before being the location where Israel's independence was declared on May 14, 1948.Go inside,There are three clues hidden in this room. Search around and see of you can find them,After you've found all three clues and completed each challenge, click here to move forward.,My picture hangs in Independence Hall just as it did on May 14, 1948, when Israel was born.Do you know my name?,Theodor Herzl,David Ben-Gurion,Moses,Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) was a journalist, lawyer, and playwright. In 1897 he convened the First Zionist Congresss in Basle, Switzerland.At the Congress were nearly 200 delegates from across Europe and as far away as the United States. The delegates represented a variety of Jewish backgrounds and interests.For three days, the delegates dicussed the status of Jews in different countries, existing Jewish communities in the Land of Israel, and their desire to create a national home for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel.As a result of the Congress, the World Zionist Organization was created with Herzl as its leader. A plan of action, called the Basel Declaration, was outlined with four immediate next steps.,Here is an entry from my diary on September 3, 1897, just a few days after the First Zionist Congress.It is in German, my native language.Search the entry to find how long I thought it would take until the Jewish state became a reality.,Click here to move to the next page,1897,1947,1902,According to my diary, in what year did I think the Jewish State would be created?The correct answer will take you back to Independence Hall.Remember the answer as you will need it to move forward in the game.,TURN THE PROJECTOR ON& Press play on the video,Watch the video and respond correctly,The Declaration took place on which day of the week?,Monday,Question 1,Wednesday,Friday,Who declared Israel's Independence?,David Ben-Gurion,Question 2,Golda Meir,Harry Truman,Remember the answer as you will need it to move forward in the game.,Congratulations,Click here to return to Independence Hall,In the first decade of the 20th century, many of the Jewish immigrants to Palestine were settling in the city of Jaffa. Jaffa was the port of entry for those arriving to the Land of Israel, and many immigrants, fresh off the boat in a new and strange land chose to settle there. As the second largest and most important port city in Palestine, it offered economic advantages for new immigrants, many of whom wanted to live in a city and not on a farm. By 1908, the population of Jaffa, which had been a relatively small town grew to over 40,000, 8,000 of whom were Jews.As the population increased, conditions in Jaffa deteriorated. The city lacked running water and proper sewage; streets were unpaved and dirty. These conditions combined with the overcrowding in Jaffa, led to the spread of disease.,These are photos of Jaffa taken between 1900 and 1911,Source: Harvard University,Go to the next page,In the summer of 1907, a group of 60 Jewish families living in Jaffa formed a company called Ahuzat Bayit (Homestead). The company’s purpose was to establish a new suburb outside the crowded conditions found in Jaffa.,Return to Independence Hall,On April 11, 1909, sixty-six families gathered on the sand dunes of their newly acquired land and selected lots for property in the new neighborhood. The following year, the name of the community was changed to Tel-Aviv.,Thank you for visiting Independence Hall.The second number of the safe code is:1. The last number of the year Herzl predicted the Jewish State would be createdPLUS2. The number of letters in the first name of the man who declared Israel's IndependneceMINUS3. The last digit in the year that people selected lots on the sand dunes in what became Tel-Aviv.,Return to the Map,START,Located in the middle of the Negev Desert, Kibbutz Sde Boker is best known for being the place where David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister, retired in 1963. Ben-Gurion was inspired by the founders of the kibbutz who were committed to creating viable Jewish settlement in the desert.,Welcome to Kibbutz Sde Boker,Welcome to my home. This "hut" is where my wife Paula and I lived from 1953 until my death in 1973. (Paula passed away in 1968)Come inside,This is my office. There are two clues hidden in here. See if you can find them.,After you have found the clues and visited the additional pages, click here.,The photo on my desk is of my friend and mentor Berl Katznelson.Like me, Berl came to Israel during the Second Aliyah which took place between 1904 and 1914. Between 35,000 and 40,000 Jews came to the Land of Israel during the Second Aliyah, mostly from Eastern Europe.Berl and I believed that in order to create a Jewish state in Palestine, we needed to work together and share our resources and skills for the greater good. It was Berl's ideas about collective farming communities that became the basis for the Kibbutz movement.,"The first Kibbutz in the Land of Israel did not start with people who came and said, 'We want to settle the land and therefore we shall do this and that,' rather it was an expression of creating a large community, of a dream of cooperating, of equality."Quote by Berl Katznelson,Next page,Play the newsreel to see how even as a retired Prime Minister, I put Katznelson's ideas of equality and cooperation into action when I moved to Kibbutz Sde Boker,Return to my office,Many of the books in my bookcase are volumes of Tanakh, or the Hebrew Bible. I was a great student of the Tanakh, and could quote many verses from memory.More than anything else, the Hebrew Bible represented, for me, a blueprint for Jewish national life in our ancestral land.Open the Book of Isaiah and press play to hear me reciting one of my favorite biblical quotations,Return to my office,The first number of the safe code is:The last digit in the first year of the second aliyah and/or the first number of the chapter of Isaiah which Ben-Gurion quotedHint: They are the same number,CONGRATULATIONS,Return to the map,The Western Wall, or Kotel, is the last remnant from the compound of the Second Temple which was destroyed in the year 70 CE by the Romans. Due to its connection to the Temple, it is considered to be one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Jews pray regularly at the wall and leave notes of prayers in its crevices.,Visit the Kotel,Try Again,Back,As you just read on the previous page, one of the customs when people visit the Kotel is to place prayer notes into the cracks of the wall.Search the prayer notes hidden in this wall to learn more about them (There are six clues).Then, click here to move to the next page,Want to leave your own note in the Kotel? Click here,Using a special stick, the notes are removed twice a year, before Rosh Hashana and Passover, by the Chief Rabbi of the Kotel and burned as an offering to remind us of the Temple sacrifice.,Using a special stick, the notes are removed twice a year, before Rosh Hashana and Passover, by the Chief Rabbi of the Kotel and buried on the Mount of Olives.,Using a special stick, the notes are removed three times a year, on the pilgrimage festivals: Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot, by the Chief Rabbi of the Kotel and buried on the Mount of Olives.,Which of the following most accurately describes what happens to the prayer notes. left in the Kotel?,Using a special vacuum, the notes are removed each week before Shabbat by a group of soliders and sent to the Prime Minister or Israel to try and answer.,CONGRATULATIONS,The third number of the safe code is:The first digit in the year the second Temple was destroyed by the Romans,Return to the map,With a surface and shore lying 1,388 feet (423 meters) below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. Not only is the Dead Sea a geographic wonder, it is an important ecological and scientific research site, a rich historical place, and an important tourist destination.,Welcome to the Dead Sea,START,“Again if, as is fabled, there is a lake in Palestine, such that if you bind a man or beast and throw it in it floats and does not sink, this would bear out what we have said. They say that this lake is so bitter and salty that no fish live in it and that if you soak clothes in it and shake them it cleans them” –Aristotle, Meteorology, 2:3 (350 BCE) ,Next page,As you float in the Dead Sea, search around you to find two clues related to this site.,After you have found the clues and visited the additional pages, click here.,In 1947, not far from where you are floating, a Bedouin shepard, trying to recover a stray sheep, came across this cave in Qumran. Inside, he discovered a number of old scrolls inside of clay pots. Over the next few decades, hundreds more scrolls were found in the area. The scrolls contain biblical and other texts and are estimated to be approximately 2,000 years old.Enter the cave and find the hidden scroll.After you have found it exit the cave and return to the Dead Sea.,As a result of being the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea is full of minerals and elements that have numerous benefits and uses. Minerals mined from the Dead Sea are used for fertilizer, medicine, and as fire protection.These beneficial elements are not just found in the water, but also along the shore. Dead Sea mud is valued for its use in skin treatments and maintenance.,Continue,Esther,Exodus,Ecclesiastes,Which book of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) has not been found among theDead Sea Scrolls?,QUESTION 01,TRY AGAIN,Fertilizers,Skin Treatments,To make smart phones,Dead Sea minerals are used for the following purposes except:,QUESTION 02,The fourth number of the safe code is:The second digit in the year Aristotle wrote about the Dead Sea,CONGRATULATIONS,Return to the map,Located on the country's north coast, Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and a major port due to its natural harbor,Welcome to Haifa,START,In Haifa we are going to visit the Shuk Talpiot, a market where you can get everything from fresh produce, nuts and spices to meat, chicken and fish.Click on the chicken to continue,Time to shop. Prices are per kilogram for each product.You need:1/4 Kilo of Pistachios1/3 Kilo of Walnuts1/2 Kilo of Red Beans1/4 Kilo of Pumpkin Seeds1 Kilo of Sunflower Seeds,Red Beans,שעועית אדומה,Sunflower Seeds,גרעינים,Pumpkin Seeds,גרעינים,Pistachios,פיסטוק,Walnuts, אֱגוֹז,Click here to pay for your items.,Please pay for your items using exact change only.Drag the correct coins and bills to the cashier.After you've paid, click next.,Next,CONGRATULATIONS,The last number is:The number of bills you used to pay for the items in the shuk,Return to the map,3,8,7,0,2,OK,9,5,Enter the correct password,1,4,6,4,6,2,9,Enter the correct password,*,OK,3,7,8,5,0,1,0,3,6,8,4,OK,1,7,*,9,2,Enter the correct password,5,3,7,4,8,**,6,OK,9,0,1,5,2,Enter the correct password,8,3,0,**,7,2,4,OK,5,Enter the correct password,9,6,1,OK,5,3,1,0,7,Enter the correct password,8,9,***,4,2,6,***,0,OK,3,7,8,4,9,1,6,5,2,Enter the correct password,4,3,OK,0,6,7,5,9,Enter the correct password,****,2,1,8,1,****,3,2,OK,4,0,8,6,7,Enter the correct password,9,5,8,9,3,4,5,7,OK,6,0,1,Enter the correct password,PRESS OK,2,2,3,Enter the correct password,7,9,OK,4,0,8,PRESS OK,1,5,6,4,OK,9,3,0,2,5,Enter the correct password,1,INCORRECT,8,7,6,CONGRATULATIONS!