Settlement in this region of western Galilee dates back 5000 years. Beit Jann is the
highest settlement in Israel. The rugged terrain causes the settlements to be
somewhat isolated so that little has changed and ancient traditions continue
as enacted 5000 years ago. The seasonal heavy rainfall rushes down the
steep mountain sides into the Jordan River which rushes southward 710 feet
below sea level into the Sea of Galilee which continues the downward
movement into Dead Sea.