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“Must Visit to See the Way Haredi Jews Live”
Review of Me'a She'arim

Me'a She'arim
Ranked #75 of 318 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 5, 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 black hats, dominate the neighborhood as they walk around living their life. Walk down Mea Shearim Street to get the best glimpse, or drive though, but NOT ON SHABBAT! They will be very angry if you desecrate their holy day!

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Reviewed July 3, 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 north and west,visit thevITENBERG COmpound as well as Hungarim and Polland compound End your visit in the GUR Synagogue or Nehama Bakery

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Reviewed June 22, 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 from what we are accustomed to in Western countries.
It is important to respect local customs with an emphasis on modest attire.
You can also ask and be interested but you will not always get an answer.

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Reviewed June 21, 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 down the side lanes thru the residential areas and dressed respectfully.

An experience like none other in any other place I've ever been! Take the 1/2 hour and make the walk!

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Reviewed June 2, 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 for a party. Lastly I just enjoy soaking in the atmosphere and walking through the shtiblech and other historic sites.

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