“Like a Picture Postcard” – Touring the village of Ein Kerem
From time immemorial the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Kerem has graced the outskirts of
Over the years churches and monasteries devoted to the story of Jesus and John were built in the village. Yet village life continued. Throughout government turnover and historical turmoil, Ein Kerem remained a farming village.
During the War of Independence, the Arab residents fled the village and were replaced by new immigrants from
We will roam around the colorful alleyways, among the stone houses, terraces, and twisting grapevines. We will hear stories about enchanted monasteries, a youth village for immigrant Holocaust survivors, hidden treasures, glowing stones, and much, much more.
The sites of the tour include Mary’s Spring, the Church of the Visitation, the
The tour includes entry into churches.