Ein Kerem
Israel

Ein Kerem

In a peaceful valley surrounded by natural groves, Jerusalem's picturesque southwest neighborhood of Ein Kerem is known for its Christian historical sites and its present-day artists colony feel.

Ein Karem has both Jewish and Christian history. Referenced as “BeitaKerem” in the books of Jeremiah and Nehemiah, the area was within the juristiction of the Tribe of Judah, from whom the classification of “Jew” originated.

Two important Christian events are associated with this place: the birth of John the Baptist and the meeting of the pregnant Virgin Mary with Elizabeth, John's mother.