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Me'a She'arim

Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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BE RESPECTFUL

This area is the Ultra Orthodox area and they are living their lives according to their beliefs. Be... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
joanhart
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Wellington, New Zealand
Must Visit to See the Way Haredi Jews Live

This is a great place to walk around and obverse life from another era, except that this era is... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
stuartled
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Mohegan Lake, New York
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Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This area is the Ultra Orthodox area and they are living their lives according to their beliefs. Be respectful, dress by covering your body VERY modestly if you are visiting this area.

Thank joanhart
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to walk around and obverse life from another era, except that this era is alive and well in the streets of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. Haredi Jews, very Orthodox and conservative in their black coats, black pants, white shirts, and...More

Thank stuartled
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Constructed 150 years ago (1874) main area of the different groups of Orthodox and Ultraorthodox Jews,Originaly walled with six gates closing for SaturdayTODAY THE AREA EXPANDED tremendousl. COME IN SMALL GROUPS DRESS ACCORDING TO ORTHODOX way.Start your walking tour on Shtrauss Street,the Histadrut building go...More

1  Thank airport2015
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A trip through the streets of the Mea Shearim neighborhood is a journey through the time tunnel to the Jewish town of Europe a hundred years ago, and perhaps even more. The stores, the people's costumes, the billboards and the ads are all very different...More

1  Thank itziks100
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My international guide book recommended a walk thru Mea Shearim so we followed their proposed walking route and 100% suggest you try to find room in your itinerary to do so as well. As suggested, we stayed on the main road and did not venture...More

Thank 1dancing_fool
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I love walking around the narrow alleyways of Geula and Mea Shearim. Firstly I can eat nearly in every joint along the "avenue" . So that's a plus. Then I can always discover some bargain item being Judaica or practical things for the house or...More

Thank Yisroelf
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Me'a She'arim is the neighbourhood where the orthodox or Haredi Jewish live - mostly of Eastern European descent. The walk around in large numbers in their very uniform remarkable dress of black suits, white shirts and big black hats. We felt out of place but...More

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Interesting experience which feels authentic and educational! Dress modestly coming to this area and be respectful. My advice: never come here on Sabbath unless you know all the rules and laws. Especially :never drive here on sabbath. You could be subjected to violent angry protest....More

2  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 12 February 2017

if you have never been to a jewish orthodox neighbourhood it is time to explore this world dress properly - in a modest manner and explore the shops restaurant and synagogues

Thank איתמר ב
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This area of Jerusalem is inhabited by many ultra-orthodox Jews who are not mainstream Israelis. They live their life as they think their creator expects them to. Dress modestly and respect their neighborhood. They are not actors. It is not a show. They are living...More

3  Thank marc s
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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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