On our final day in the Golan, we visited Nimrod’s fortress on Mt. Hermon.

The fortress was built in 1228. You can see the displaced stones in the arch shaken by an earthquake in the 18th century.

In the old cistern.

panoramic view of the valley from the fortress

While we were at the fortress, we received an exciting phone call – we  had a new nephew! Mazel tov to Deborah & Daniel! I had been looking forward to going to Jerusalem for the delivery to help Deborah, but she left her house at 4:30am Sun. morning to go to the hospital & the baby was here by 6am. Mom & baby are doing great!!!