- Title: Jerusalem En Karem 001
Ein Karem ("Spring of the Vineyard") is an ancient village of the Jerusalem District and now a neighbourhood in southwest Jerusalem and the site of the Hadassah Medical Center.
According to Christian tradition, John the Baptist was born in Ein Karem, leading to the establishment of many churches and monasteries. It attracts three million visitors a year, one-third of them pilgrims from around the world.
According to the Bible, Mary went "into the hill country, to a city of Judah" (Karem) when she visited her cousin Elizabeth, the wife of Zechariah. Theodosius (530) says that the distance is five miles from Jerusalem to the place where Elizabeth lived, the mother of John the Baptist.
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