Ein Karen is a small community in the outskirts of Jerusalem; it is an important place, mainly due to two reasons: The first is that John the Baptist is believed to have been born in Ein Karem. The second is that tradition has it that the stones that had built the Jewish second Temple’s altar, had been brought from Ein Karem. According to tradition, John the Baptist was born to elderly parents: Zachary and Elisheva. Since the Romans decided to kill all male newborns in the Judea Jewish tribe, Elisheva escaped with John into caves in the mountains and raised him there. In June 2014 a fire burst out in its outskirts and had burned down several acres. whether it had been sabotage or natural causes, damages are severe. It is sad to see burn down trees, land and scenery.

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