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Mea Shearim

Outside the walls of the Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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a different Israel

if you have never been to a jewish orthodox neighbourhood it is time to explore this world dress... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
איתמר ב
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Mea Shearim is not a tourist attraction but a thriving ultra orthodox community. It is a cultural... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Howard P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 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

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mea Shearim is not a tourist attraction but a thriving ultra orthodox community. It is a cultural experience to just visit, observe and walk the streets. The community is made up of many sects some of which are identified by the type of dress including...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

If you want a real "Jewish cuisine" experience while visiting the ultra orthodox neighbourhood try Deutsch restaurant on Mea Shearim St. Some would call it greasy. I enjoyed it. I had the chicken with stuffed kishke. Less than $10 for a main plus sides. Beed...More

1  Thank jerusalemtravel
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Our guide a young Orthodox Jewish woman from the Mea She’arim neighbourhood met us at our hostel which was just across the road from this strictly Orthodox Jewish community, a whole world away from modern Jerusalem, it is also one of the oldest. I knew...More

3  Thank Journey61
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We travel with family (2 kids), we have very polite dress and yes - we got lost in this place. And not starring to people or take a photos - but already then some persons (ultra-ortodox jebrew) - spit very close our shoes! That was...More

Thank Kristine I
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This neighborhood is not very inviting to tourists. People watching is frowned upon in this area and the large signs let everyone know what the rules are for a visit. There are a number of shops that are of interest to those wanting Judaica, otherwise...More

1  Thank VisitIsrael
Reviewed 29 July 2015

It is a good idea to dress in a covered manner in this neighborhood, out of respect for the residents. All sorts of Judaic items can be bought in this area, including books, jewelry, and olivewood items.

Thank randomvisitor17
Reviewed 21 July 2015

An Israeli acquaintance had suggested that I pass through the area if I had the chance, so I did. I ensured that I was dressed conservatively but I still attracted a lot of attention as I walked through. In hindsight, I may have been wrong...More

2  Thank 904TravellingChef
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Even though I have previously provided some thoughts on the Mea Shearim district under its other review site (#102 of 244) I thought that some further points might be of use. It is only after you have been to some areas many times that it...More

Thank Yonatan C
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This place has signs on their walls for modesty - especially in women - and they don't "allow" transportation through their neighborhood on Shabbat and Holidays.

Thank LisaK1967
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