In the background you can see the table top mountain of Masada. This is where 960 Jews committed suicide in 73B.C. instead of submitting to the Romans who were beseiging the city.
This is a typical experience for our group. Our tour guide "Yosi" takes us to a site and instructs us on the history and background. Our heads are full of facts and our hearts filled with the joy of the Lord and the thrill of being in the Holy Land.
Here is a video of some Jews who were celebrating Purim by reading the story of Esther in the synagogue on top of Masada. Every time the name Haman is named the audience traditionally makes a noise in reponse, registering their disdain of the evil character in the story who plotted against God's people.
Here is Dean at En Gedi with the Dead Sea in the background. David hid out in this area from king Saul who relentlessly pursued him, testing David's character (1 Sam 24).