The entrance to Maaleh Chever.
The Chever river, flowing from Chevron (Hebron,) passes through the Valley just below, so the government decided to name the settlement "Pnei Chever," "Facing the Chever [River.]" The residents were not consulted on the name, and wanted something more uplifting, more elevated, and so they named it "Maaleh Chever," the Chever Heights. The settlement still appears on a maps as "Pnei Chever."
We arrived and made our way to the Caravans (trailers.)
Michael immediately crashed.
Meanwhile, the guys get ready...
Looking eastward. A decent sized playground, with well-tended flora. The white buildings and farms in the background are now-permanent Bedouin encampments which have sprung up over the last several years.
And after Shabbat, the camera comes right back out...
We did kiddush levanah (the blessing of the new moon,) and afterwards, some dancing around.
It was a good time, let me tell ya.