Scholars believe that the modern neighborhood of Ein Karem stands in the place of the Biblical village of Beit Hakarem, which is mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. Existence of Jewish life in this area during the Second Temple period is indisputable. Ancient ritual baths known in Hebrew as mikvehs, used by Jewish priests prior to performing services in the nearby Temple, have been discovered in recent years under a number of homes in the area. The uncovering of ancient wine and oil presses serve as further irrefutable proof of the Jewish claim to Jerusalem. In 1948, the hills of Ein Karem were bare. Today, the neighborhood has been revived and is surrounded by the greenery of the Jerusalem Forest. Be inspired by the restoration and the revival of the Land of Israel. Order yourself and your loved ones The Israel365 Then & Now Calendar highlighting 70 years of prophecy fulfilled. Special pricing now available.