'Burning Man' Festival Comes to Israel

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)-- Some 3,000 people gathered in the Negev Desert for "Midburn" as Israelis attempted to recreate the 'Burning Man' festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

Midburn is a mix of "midbar," Hebrew for desert, and the English word "burn."

For five days, people mostly Israelis participated in the festival to dedicate themselves to  "radical self-expression, and self-reliance."

During the day, participants gathered at the 'tent of heaven and hell' where they were chosen at random for one of two fates: getting massages or doing chores.

Nightly, during the festival giant wooden sculptures were burned.

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2 thoughts on “'Burning Man' Festival Comes to Israel”

  1. Tow reasons, I love the Negev and I love sharing Jesus with new age seekers, there is always someone who is surprised that Jesus is who they are searching for. It is beautiful.

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