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Ein Karem

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Description of Ein Karem

Ein Karem is a historic village situated just outside of Jerusalem, Israel in South - West direction. In Hebrew, the name means "Source of grapes". It officially joined territory of Jerusalem in 1948. On the territory of Ein Kerem is located one of the two campuses of the hospital "Hadassah" - one of the leading medical centers in Israel, as well as a number of Christian churches and monasteries. It was found during the Bronze Era, but it is particularly famous as a birth place of John the Baptist. One of the scenes from the New Testament also happened here when Virgin Mary came to met with his sister Elisabeth who was pregnant with John at the time.

 

Travel Destinations in Ein Karem

Gorny Monastery (Горненский Монастырь)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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