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Me'a She'arim

Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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A neighborhood apart

There are two sides to this neighborhood. For an outsider it is a tourist attraction to get a small... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
yamsoof
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Melbourne, Australia
A small enclave in a unbelievably small city

Mea Shearim is a very old venerable corner of Jerusalem. It is a world unto itself with narrow... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Rifky K
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 21 February 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

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Reviewed 4 February 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
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Reviewed 30 January 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!"

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Reviewed 12 January 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

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Reviewed 8 January 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

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Reviewed 3 January 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

Thank Gadi K
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Reviewed 31 December 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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Reviewed 9 December 2017

If you're looking for Jewish gifts, like menorahs, chanukiahs, or mezuzahs, this is the place. Make sure your legs and arms are covered or you won't feel welcome here. The ultra religious live here, and their customs have not changed for thousands of years.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Make sure to dress respectfully and just see the neighborhood. It's so different from the outside world. Everybody seems in a rush...

Thank Kun Daniel J
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a true anthropological experience I am not joking Dead serious. In this neighborhood libe very very religious Jews called Haredim - they have their own life and culture. In order to respect these people and stay safe make sure you are dressed with...More

Thank Ella C
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Morgan B
17 September 2017|
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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.
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