In the Talmud the rabbis suggested the woods were whispering a prophecy called sichat dekalim or ‘the speech of the palm trees’.
We took in the incredible views: hills and valleys of purple, red, and yellow, a crazy cloud filled sky spread out above a vast canyon.
Profound messages from our prophets, kings and rabbis were drawn from references to nature.
All of the crumbling walls and precariously perched stone remnants made us think about what this valley was like throughout history.
After a few steady ascents, we found ourselves facing an open area surrounded by towering hills of rock.