View from our balcony.
On the grounds are many old farm relics from when the kibbutz was more agrairan. (It is now mainly a hotel/cafeteria/wedding site - I think.) It is especially a cafeteria on Shabbat, restaurants are not generally open, because all food stuffs must be prepared before sundown on Friday & kept warm by a flame that is lit before sundown. Since the cafeteria is part of a hotel, they have food prepared for their guests already. Another tidbit is that you can not "pay" for the meal on Shabbat, so the people on the busses are given cards to hand in to the cashier (those of us with hotel rooms use our room number). The lines were very long on Saturday afternoon for lunch & It was somewhat obvious that one group was Spanish, while the next was Vegeterian with an English accent. (I had to explain that since the hot meal being offered had meat that there was no butter in the vegetables that he was choosing.)
In 1948 & 1949, it was the southern most Israeli defense point during the war of Independence & there are still trenches and outposts from that time period on the grounds.
There is also an archaeological dig site:
This Psalm was near the road shown above, you could see "something" from the barrier, but I could not make out what it was. Yes, I climbed over the barrier to get this photo. I still wonder about its placement... Also this Hebrew is quite odd in that is shows the vowels (the dots below & with in the letters)... You may have noticed a lack of vowels on the other signs. Like the one at the top of this post (with the farm equipment - BTW the only line I know is the middle one - it says "Ramat Rahel").
Also on the Kibbutz are two memorials:
A couple of the other plaques around the center:
The other memorial: