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Jacob's ladder:

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common name for plants of the genus Phlox and for members of the Polemoniaceae, a family of herbs (and some shrubs and vines) found chiefly in the W United States.
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Jacob's ladder

[¦jā·kəbz ¦lad·ər]
(naval architecture)
A portable ladder, having rope, chain, or wire sides, and wooden or iron rungs, slung over the ship's side for temporary use. Also known as jack ladder.

Jacob's Ladder

May (Main Festival), December (Winter Weekend Festival)
Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival takes place every year over three days in May in Israel at Nof Ginosar on Lake Kinneret. Founded in 1978, the festival is a lively musical and social event that showcases a wide range of folk-music styles, from bluegrass to country rock, from world music to blues, Renaissance, and Irish fiddle music. In 2004, the organizers added an annual indoor festival that takes place over a winter weekend in a hotel in Nof Ginosar. Both events offer, in addition to music, such additional activities as storytelling, dancing, juggling, yoga, tai chi, tractor and trailer tours, swimming, arts and crafts, food booths, and children's shows. Festival-goers in May can camp on-site.
The festival was founded by three members of Kibbutz Machanayim who had settled in Israel from England and the United States in the 1960s. The festival grew out of a monthly folk club that kibbutz members launched in order to perform and listen to the folk and protest songs they had known in their home countries. About 700 fans attended the first festival, held on the grounds of the kibbutz. After numerous moves and significant growth, the festival now draws prominent musicians from Israel and around the world.
CONTACTS:
Jacob's Ladder Festival
Mishol Nimron 2
Katzrin 12900 Israel
www.jlfestival.com/index.asp
Israel Tourist Office
800 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10017
888-774-7723 or 212-499-5600; fax: 212-499-5645
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