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Mount Arbel

Mount Arbel is a small ridge in the eastern side of the lower Galilee, next to the Sea of Galilee. In the first century BCE King Herod Battled against the Jewish population in the area and remains of two ancient synagogues are still visible near the mountain. In the 17th Century parts of the cliffs of the Arbel were fortified , some of which are visible to this day.  Being 400 meters above the Sea of Galilee especially in spring time a hike along the ridge provides some stunning panoramic views combined with spring blossom. 

Did you know: Herod lowered soldiers in hanging cages to fight Jewish rebels hiding in the caves of the Arbel according to the Josephus.

Question: Which Rabbi is named after the Arbel?



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