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Me'a She'arim

Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Don't touch it.

The residents are familiar to me, and attempt to worship G-d as their parents did. Quaint. I can't... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2012
mindy g
Beit Shemesh, Israel

This is something that you really csn't see outside Israel. like it or not, its unique and thus... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2012
Jerusalem, Israel
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“long sleeves” (3 reviews)
Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

The residents are familiar to me, and attempt to worship G-d as their parents did. Quaint. I can't believe people still live that way.

2  Thank mindy g
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This is something that you really csn't see outside Israel. like it or not, its unique and thus very interesting.

2  Thank o0oOo0o
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Mea Shearim is a step back in time to eastern Europe in the 19th Century. Interesting. I would like to remind you that the Ultra Orthodox are people of faith and not objects to be stared at. Be kind and respectful.

5  Thank Templedance
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Very different, very interesting. Wear long sleeves, they demand acovered body.It feels like coming to 1000 years ago place.

2  Thank Michal M
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Take a taxi to Mea Shearim, which is located on the outside of the old city. Not a very nice area, and I was spoken to harshly by a woman because I had the lower part of my arm showing but I was wearing trousers...More

Thank MB201065
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I loved being in this area, people were so nice, and the Judaica stores were wonderful. I was trying to remeber the name of the fantastic book store there where they write or stamp your initialsn on the books that you purchase if anyone can...More

2  Thank sanmerle
Reviewed 11 May 2012

people didnt seem to appreciate the tourists. they are sensitive. it wasnt fun. better places to see people (especially if you dont dress "modestly" include tel aviv, mahanehyehuda...)

2  Thank nycsir
Reviewed 10 May 2012

I have friends who live in Mea Shearim, and am there at least once a month, when I'm in Israel (most of the year, except the summer, when I'm in Ireland). It is interesting, facinating, but still a slum with usually, at least one crazy...More

2  Thank BunclodySenator
Reviewed 18 April 2012

don't expect anything superspecial. it's an area where lots of orthodox people live, not more than that.

3  Thank TheDoovoos
Reviewed 20 March 2012

slum area, inhabited by very religious poor families

1  Thank David Z
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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.