The mountains of Upper Galilee have often provided refuge for persecuted groups in the Holy Land. For example, the city of Peki'in, which can be seen directly opposite us, contains a cave where, according to tradition, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi) hid. It was here that the radiance of the Zohar was revealed to him, leading to the creation of the Kabbalah, a central text of mystical teaching. After establishing their religion in the eleventh century, the Druze also faced persecution and settled in the mountains of Galilee, such as around Mount Zvul. From here, one can see the peak of Mount Meron, the highest mountain in Upper Galilee, standing approximately 1200 meters above sea level.
During the times of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, the start of the lunar month was communicated to the inhabitants of Galilee through the lighting of fires on high mountains. Later, these mountains became sacred among different peoples of Galilee, notably the Druze. The Druze particularly venerate Mount Zvul, named after Zebulun, the eleventh son of Jacob and Leah, who is believed to be buried there. Zebulun is revered as a prophet by the Druze. Since he was born in the month of Tishrei according to the Jewish calendar, which corresponds to September, the Druze annually celebrate this event on Mount Zvul on the tenth of September.