One of the benefits of living in modern Israel is the physical connection with the Bible. Two American families moved to Yavne’el in the Upper Galilee and personally witnessed Jacob’s blessing to Naftali come to fruition right in their backyard. When the Veffers moved to the Upper Galilee town of Yavne’el, the Biblical roots were clear.

“But ye O mountains of Yisrael ye shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Yisrael; for they are at hand to come.” Ezekiel 36:8

Israel is divided into regions based on the Biblical tribes and the land they inherited. Yavne’el (Jabneel) is in the region corresponding to the tribe of Naftali. It was one of the Biblical border towns of the tribe of Naftali mentioned in the Book of Joshua. FULL REPORT