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Location and social life

Social life in Tel Hai

Deep in the Negev desert in Israel, perched at the edge of a spectacular wadi (canyon), sits a remarkable community. Those approaching it from the north first see a field of solar panels. Up close, one sees groups of research buildings, schools, an historical archive, museums, a few shops and clusters of homes.

Midreshet or midrasha means "a place of learning". Midreshet Ben Gurion is a unique place for research, education, cultural inspiration and home for many. Researchers and educators come to study and teach about the desert and to find what it can best provide. The international reputation of the educational community serves as proof that the desert can provide a place for research and education as well as a community for people to live in.

Social life in Tel Hai