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Great shopping for Judaica

If you are interested in mezuzahs, menorahs and other Judaica, Mea Shearim is a wonderful corner of... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
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Good expirience

Nice shopping for judaica and to see how the real lives was in the past and also to see how they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice shopping for judaica and to see how the real lives was in the past and also to see how they are living in small roads just like the old city.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

If you are interested in mezuzahs, menorahs and other Judaica, Mea Shearim is a wonderful corner of Jerusalem. If you go, please dress "modestly" - men in long pants and shirts (no bare skin), women in dresses or skirts and at least short sleeves (no...More

3  Thank KosherAndGlutenFree
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Me'a She'arim is a strange neighborhood in the sense that you feel like you are no longer in Jerusalem. The buildings are some modern, some old and you will see orthodox Jewish men walk the streets. You don't seem to see many women. It is...More

2  Thank knoesenm
Reviewed February 21, 2018

There are two sides to this neighborhood. For an outsider it is a tourist attraction to get a small glimpse into the Chassidic world. For the residents it is just their neighborhood where they live, shop, go to school, work etc.....There are many similar neighborhoods...More

6  Thank yamsoof
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Mea Shearim is a very old venerable corner of Jerusalem. It is a world unto itself with narrow streets (1 lane) narrow alleys, small shops lots of overcrowding and religious institutions. When you walk in that area you feel as if you are back in...More

Thank Rifky K
Reviewed January 30, 2018

I've been told this is the largest synagogue in Mea Shearim. It's perfect for people who are Haredi themselves, but NOT for "outsiders!"

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Me'a She'arim is a Jerusalem neighbourhood of pious Jews built outside the walls of the Old City. These Ultra-Orthodox believers are mainly Hasidim who follow the Law as laid down in the Jewish scriptures and their Rabbi. Visitors are requested to show respect in such...More

2  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Our tour bus ended up stopped in the road for some time due to a poorly parked car, and a crowd soon gathered to ogle at the tourists even as we stared back at the locals. Interesting to see the news-sheets posted on the walls...More

3  Thank therese l
Reviewed January 3, 2018

It is quite amazing to see a whole culture where people are completely disconnected from daily things like smartphones and the internet, live very modest lives, and manage to have a completely different social life. We walked around the area and found that Men and...More

1  Thank Gadi K
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience during a normal Saturday afternoon. Cars are not allowed to drive through this area and you are able to really live a once in a life experience.

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Morgan B
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Response from Yisroelf | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly walk through the streets of Mea Shearim during this time. Of course dressed modestly and respectfully. Joining in a private celebration may be complicated though.