A Guide to Israel
and its Holy sites

Navigate Below

Israel Guide Home
Acco
Ari Ha'kodosh
Banyas
Beit Lechem
Beit Shean
Birchat Meshushim
Chevron
Eilat
Ein Avdat
Ein Gedi
Gamla
Golan Heights
Haifa ~ Mount Carmel
Har Arbel
Har Chermon
Har Gerizim & Ayval
Har Habayit
Har Hazaytim
Katzrin
Kever Rochel
Kever Shmuel Hanavi
Kotel Ham'aravi
Masada
Megiddo
Meoras Ha'machpelah
Meron
Migdal Dovid
Nachal Arugot
Nachal Devorah
Nachal Snir
Nachal Yehudia
Negev
Old City
Old City Shuls
R' Pinchas ben Yair
R' Shimon Bar Yochai
R'  Yosef Karo
Rambam
R' Meir Ba'al Ha'nes
R' Yochanan ben Zakkai
Rosh Hanikra
Shilo
Tel Dan
Tverya
Tzfas
Yam Ha'melech
Yam Kinneret
The Yarden River
Yerushalayim
Praying at the Graves

 

The Yarden River

Back Next

 

The Yarden is a very long, narrow winding river that starts way up north, eventually pouring its waters into the Kinneret and then continuing on until it goes into the Dead Sea. It forms the eastern Biblical border of Eretz Yisroel.

The word Yarden is made out of two words ; Yored Dan - it comes down from the Dan. That's because it begins in Dan's territory. It gets most of its waters from four major sources; from the melting snows of the Chermon mountain which form Nachal Chermon (the Banyas), from Nachal Snir which starts way up in Lebanon and from Nachal Iyun which also starts in Lebanon and goes past Metulah, and from the Chatzbani which comes down from Shmurat Tel Dan.

This was the river that stopped its flow and stood still in its tracks on the 10th day of Nissan, allowing Yehoshua and the Bnei Yisroel to cross over to the other side. The Bnei Yisroel were commanded to place 12 large stones in it as a remembrance of the great miracle that took place here. The place they crossed over was directly opposite the city of Yericho. From here they also took 12 stones, which they set up on the mountain of Avol. (Devorim 27). This is also the river in which the Novi Elisha had Na'amon the general of Arom immerse himself in order to cure himself of his tzora'as (leprosy). It was also the river which Eliyahu Ha'novi split and from where he was taken by a flaming chariot into the heavens.

The Yarden widens during the spring and many a time can change its snake-like course as it winds down south into the Yam Ha'Melech. The tribes of Reuvain, Gad and half of Menashe were given the land to its east. Nowadays the Yarden acts as the border between Israel and Jordan.

 

 

 

Web Design by: dimensions@campsci.com
Google
This site is a project of Camp S'dei Chemed International
for more information come visit our web page.
or Email us at dimensions@campsci.com
[ Home Page ] Camp S'dei Chemed ] The Arba Minim ] Money Scams ] Articles ] Weekly Dvar Torah ] Jewish Video & Audio ] Haggadah ] Contact Us ] Email Mir ]

 

Rent a cellphone
in Israel
Cheapest prices
cellphone@campsci.com