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Village occupied by Druzes and Jews, northwest of Safed, Israel, near the hills of Upper Galilee. Unnoticed in their valley, Jewish farmers remained in Pekiin for centuries, successfully resisting the successive armies of Roman, Crusader, and Bedouin invaders. Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai and his son Eliezer are said to have taken refuge from the Romans in a cave in Peki’in. Recently, the Jewish community has developed into a well-equipped moshav ovdim, or smallholders’ settlement.

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